Originally Posted by ClingRap
You still fail to illustrate how this is insane. There's far worse diseases out there killing people as we speak. Have you ever had to watch someone die of diabetes. It's long, ugly, and painful. Why is it that certain diseases get so much freaking attention and drive people into bouts of fearing death and others that are just as deadly and debilitating that have no cure (outside of changing your lifestyle and environment) not warrant so much of a peep and are accecptable risks? Please think before you dismiss. If you aren't going to explain how or why you think the way you do then don't bother contributing.
I believe I explained the how and why.
What's frightening about this and avian is that at any time, one of these will spiral out of control - it's pretty much an accepted fact within the scientific community, which is a fairly level-headed community. When you look at some of the more severe scenarios where there's widespread death, travel is banned and economies are strained in ways we've never experienced, the comparison you speak of is moot. Look down the line at the various pandemics which have been happening regularly for centuries, like the Spanish Flu, where in six short months, 50 million people perished. This isn't diabetes and this isn't cancer.