The 2009 outbreak of a new strain of swine flu killed between 157,000 and 575,000 people worldwide, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Eighty per cent of the fatalities were estimated to have occurred in people younger than 65 years of age. Nearly one-third of people over the age of 60 had antibodies against the virus, "likely from exposure to an older H1N1 virus earlier in their lives," the CDC said.
A vaccine was quickly developed and the pandemic was declared over by the World Health Organization in August 2010.
Again, this is PR, leading you down the road. Not even close to Journalism. You can't look at a virus and give any sort of estimate that it's dangerous. Wolfgang Wodarg stated this clearly in his video about the COVID hysteria near the beginning, a starting near 2:00
The headline that a "newly discovered virus" has "pandemic potential" is literally no different than a headline that reads "A baby was born today in New York City, who will potentially be a world dictator more brutal than Stalin, Mao and Hitler combined." You can't prove that it won't come to fruition, but it's highly unlikely and not based on any facts.
what’s your definition of a pandemic?