Again, I expected more from you here, rather than mere irrelevant points.Does the white board add credibility?
1. The video does not states that a seasonal influenza infects one person per generation, he is merely focusing on one particular lineage, and the lines beside that specific lineage shows that he isn't arguing that only one person is infected per generation.1. A normal flu doesn't necessarily just infect one person per generation (how could it, considering how many people are infected every year).
2. A flu that no one has a previous exposure based immunity to will not necessarily affect everyone exposed.
2a. Some people do have a previous exposure based immunity to swine flu.
3. Might mutate into something worse does not equal will mutate into something worse.
4. There was no flu vaccine in 1918.
2. One of the reasons an influenza becomes a pandemic is that there exists little or no natural immunity. Without natural or exposure based immunity, you are hoping for a lot of....asymptomatic carriers? Or what?
2a. Yes, so did people during the 1918 pandemic, yet 50-100 million died.
3. Straw man, see previous post.
4. There is nothing that will guarantee that a readily available flu vaccine will be ready for deployment during a pandemic. Even antiviral drugs like Tamiflu is problematic. In 2005, there was only one factory that produced it in Switzerland. During a pandemic, companies like FedEx will not fly, so the US air force has to land on Switz soil. There was also no global travel in 1918.