字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 pneumonia has hit center of China's Han City How it spreads, only that it can pass. China, ordering a quarantine for the entire city of experts are warning it's likely become a pandemic. There at least 11 confirmed case. Corona virus saws h one n one lars. Every time a severe new variant of the flu emerges, we're reminded of how quickly a deadly disease can become a global threat or a pandemic. What is a flu pandemic? According to the W H O. It's a new virus that spreads around the world, one against which most people don't have immunity and to understand what a mass casualty pandemic might look like. Health experts point to a stark warning from history. Theo. End of the first World War. Flu swept the globe like a medieval plague. The death toll was inconceivable. Dubbed the Spanish flu, this pandemic killed 50 to 100 million people. That's more than the total number of deaths from the terrors of the Great War and more than the number of people killed in the first few decades of HIV. And it said that some people drowned in the room, Flem, so if it was hitting or affecting the lungs. People were spurting blood from their ears and their noses, descriptions of people turning blue or purple people just dropping down in the streets. And in 1918 there were only about 1.8 billion people on Earth. When out around 7.8 billion. And we're traveling a whole lot more, raising the risk spreading disease, I want to emphasize the certainty that a pandemic will occur. We just do not know when the World Economic Forum puts the spread of infectious disease up there with terrorist attacks. When an outbreak hits, appropriate responses may be absent or delayed and resources will be stretched. A pattern of panic and neglect tends to affect pandemic preparedness. And in its most recent report into global health risks, the W. H. O concludes that current efforts in dealing with an outbreak remain grossly insufficient. Blind spots in our preparedness in dealing with another devastating pandemic were made clear in a simulation hosted by the John Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Gates Foundation. It began in a healthy looking pigs months perhaps years ago. Public health agencies have issued travel advisories, while some countries have been travel from the worst affected areas in this three and 1/2 hour simulation called Event to One, a fictional pandemic infected people all around the world within six months. It eventually killed an imaginary 65 million people and triggered a global financial crisis. If we go down to 20% bookings over a long period, company will run down. That's the fact. Yeah, there's a whole complex set of issues in a highly interdependent world. It's really a war footing that we need to be. There is concise communication with all health care facilities where these patients are being treated so that there is a mass panic. Now. This exercise took place just three months before the Corona virus outbreak. Organizer's have bean pains to note that this was not a prediction, but the scenario does paint a picture of the challenges were faced with in the wake of a pandemic. We have to ask, Did this need to be so bad?