That would be the 10th-worst impact among states, the organization projected. In dollars, the setback would amount to $14 billion.
The report went on to say that a severe pandemic flu outbreak could spur the second-worst
States with economies most heavily based on tourism, such as
The report, “Pandemic Flu and the Potential for U.S. Economic Recession,” postulates a flu outbreak as severe as the 1918 pandemic.
In modern terms, that would mean an outbreak in which 90 million Americans become sick and 2.2 million die. In
The report is available at www.healthyamericans.org.