Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Covid-19 deaths passed 1918 flu pandemic-Does anyone care?

 

The suggested number of deaths in the 1918 flu pandemic is 675,000. At this writing, the Worldometer is reporting 692,899 deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic. I expected the media to jump on this and attempt to explain to the U.S. just how we could have been duped again, after having gone through such a teaching crisis. CNBC has its take...
"In 1918, for example, the U.S. population was less than a third of today’s with an estimated 103 million people living in America just before the roaring 1920s. Today, there are nearly 330 million people living in the U.S. That means the 1918 flu killed about 1 in every 150 Americans, compared with 1 in 500 who have died from Covid so far."

The differences are significant, although I'd like to know more in relation to how the public reacted since there was no flu vaccine then and no CDC or national public health department to guide the public. And, so far I have read nothing of the kind of maniac politicians we are stuck with today, like Florida Gov. Ron  DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and So. Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Combined, these Killing Machines have killed 115,458, about 17% of total deaths.

"The pandemic of H1N1 virus in 1918 infected about one-third of the world's population, causing at least 50 million deaths, including more than a half-million in the United States." See more...


Right now only 55% of the U.S. has been fully vaccinated. Anti-vaxxers are running rampant, and threaten the prolonging of the pandemic which will kill scares more Americans. ABC News has an interesting point in the infection evolution of the flu pandemic...
"Something similar happened with the H1N1 flu virus, the culprit in the 1918-19 pandemic. It encountered too many people who were immune, and it also eventually weakened through mutation. H1N1 still circulates today, but immunity acquired through infection and vaccination has triumphed."

In the case of the coronavirus pandemic, so far the virus has "triumphed," with not much hope yet of getting it under control. And, as long as we have scoundrels running major states like Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis, the U.S is not likely to make the progress we need. In fact, it is the whole of the Republican Party that appears to want to keep the Covid-19 pandemic going for some3 reason. Is this a matter of just stupidity or corruption? Perhaps both.



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