Some people don't get sick, some get milder illness, and we do prevent deaths and hospitalizations (which was not addressed in the CIDRAP
Declaring a Pandemic," CIDRAP
News (Center for Infectious Disease
Osterholm, in addition to heading CIDRAP
, is a frequent consultant to the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, FDA, the Department of Defense, and CDC.
Cooper, who was a speaker at a CIDRAP
conference, says her rough estimate is that in a mild pandemic, the global economy could lose 2 percentage points in growth over the first three-month period.
3) See, for example, Robert Roos, "WHO Drawing Closer to Declaring a Pandemic," CIDRAP
News (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy), June 2, 2009, http://www.
107) "Thailand Has First Avian Flu Outbreaks in 3 Months," CIDRAP
News at [http://www.
Avian flu could cost Asia $130 billion - CIDRAP