A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepared we are
The committee to advise the President first met approximately one month after the virus first appeared. There had been more than 400 cases and 50 deaths so far, mostly split between Frankfurt, Germany, and Caracas, Venezuela. Patients presented with fever, cough, and confusion. In a disturbing number of cases, encephalitis — swelling in the brain — caused patients to fall into a potentially fatal coma.