Originally Posted by usctacoma
s. Oh, and the newspaper's headline a day ago was "Swine Flu expected to effect over half of USC students." And then I saw on yahoo that officials predict 90,000 people to die from H1N1 this season in America with millions being hospitalized.
90000 people is honestly nothing. Not trying to be morbid or anything but the US has a population of 304,059,724 according to the latest census.
90,000 / 304,059,724 =.0002959944803476
.0002959944803476*100 = .03% chance
Odds of being killed sometime in the next year in any sort of transportation accident: 77 to 1 = 1.3% chance
Odds of being killed in any sort of non-transportation accident: 69 to 1 = 1.4% chance
so you are roughly 45 times more likely to die in a car accident/accident than of the swine flu.
Just food for thought