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Spanish flu vs Covid-19

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posted on Mar, 22 2020 @ 10:56 PM
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The Spanish flu killed roughly 68,000 people a day for just over 2 years Facts
Our government is comparing it to that and saying it’s worse.
Current numbers on covid-19

But if you take the start which was somewhere in November; it’s been 4 months and that’s about 121 deaths a day WORLDWIDE!!!

Why are you justifying the collapse of economies based on a minimal fraction of what we’ve already overcome???




posted on Mar, 22 2020 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: SeektoUnderstand
The Spanish flu killed roughly 68,000 people a day for just over 2 years Facts
Our government is comparing it to that and saying it’s worse.
Current numbers on covid-19

But if you take the start which was somewhere in November; it’s been 4 months and that’s about 121 deaths a day WORLDWIDE!!!

Why are you justifying the collapse of economies based on a minimal fraction of what we’ve already overcome???


Doesn’t seem plausible, does it?



posted on Mar, 22 2020 @ 10:59 PM
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And now we have 100+ years the technology to overcome it..... so why the unpreparedness???????? Y’all are nearsighted and I can’t believe it



posted on Mar, 22 2020 @ 11:47 PM
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a reply to: SeektoUnderstand

452 deaths in the USA.

795 in critical condition

And we are not at critical mass yet. Yes. Are you saying that if 90% of society gets pneumonia at the same time that we are going to be fine?

Sure in 2 weeks we wont have pneumonia if infected right now but what do you do if you have at risk family members in the old and very young age group at home. People who if they dont get treatment for a pneumonia would face a third world death?

I just dont get it. What about when all our bus drivers and airport ground crews call out at the same time? How will factories run and produce the things our businesses will sell?

Who is going to go shopping and dining now when you have to decontaminate yourself before you come home and risk your family's health. One elderly or infant family member and you are not going to risk going out to get some stuff you dont really need.

The list goes on.

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posted on Mar, 22 2020 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: SeektoUnderstand

This is a test for the next fear based campaign... to see how far the sheep will hurd… they're already "self isolating" due to mass panic because of the media, over something not much worse then the flu...

perhaps during the next election year for the states we'll see whats next




posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: SeektoUnderstand

Spanish flu killed around 2.5% of the people it infected. Pretty high number compared to the 0.1% that the regular flu kills.

Not as bad as SARS at 10%, and MERS at some 40% mortality. But also not as bad as COVID-19, which is currently at about 13% mortality among the closed cases - which is the only way to effectively estimate the mortality. Counting deaths against the total number of unresolved cases is not an accurate count. It is if your goal is to play down the risks and prevent a mass panic.

The problem with the Spanish flu was how infectious it was. Each person infected almost three other people, as far as I remember. That's how infectious COVID-19 is. Except it's a few times more deadly than the Spanish flu was.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:07 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: SeektoUnderstand

This is a test for the next fear based campaign... to see how far the sheep will hurd… they're already "self isolating" due to mass panic because of the media, over something not much worse then the flu...

perhaps during the next election year for the states we'll see whats next





Right, so let me ask you this.

The medical establishment is saying if we reduce human contact and stay isolated for a couple of weeks we will get through this without too many casualties .

Are you suggesting they don't know what they are talking about



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Not at all... I work in health care

But the media is taking this to a whole other level of fear, which isn't necessary... the main reason they're suggesting this is because of the incubation period of this particular virus... it can take up to two weeks for symptoms to show, so you could be infecting people without even showing

Its not a bad thing, but its on every F**King channel, every news story... every page on the net...

They're turning a virus no worse then the flu into the frickin black plague... and the streets are empty... which I kinda like...

Still the fear based media is so far out of control... apparently you can catch the covid on a stiff breeze now...

It grows in the trees you know




posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Fair enough, perhaps if an action plan was put in place earlier it wouldn't have reached these levels...who know at this point..

Buckle up ?



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

it is dangerous to those who have pre existing conditions... and its easily spread...

Sometimes theres no way to prevent said spread... same thing with the prevailing flu every season... and you don't see this kinda crap because of it...

but it is what it is... maybe this will thin out the herd.... less stupid people on this planet is a plus for everyone lol

too far?




posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:36 AM
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Nearly 220,000 people have now been confirmed with the coronavirus globally, of which at least 84,000 have recovered from COVID-19, while more than 8,800 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in the US.


www.aljazeera.com...

4 days ago Italy's Covid-19 related death toll overtook Chinas, the origin of the pandemic.

Italy did nothing at first. China had a heavy hand.
China has a larger population to control with weaker infrastructure.

Today China is far along to recovery in all aspects. Today also, Italy is getting help from China because if not they will take generations to recover should this get any worse for them.

Young people are starting to get sick and not be offered treatment. Their mortality rate can jump again, each time exponential shortages get more dire for them.

Its not the zombie apocalypse. It doesnt have to be. Civilization is frail at best.


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posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:38 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Not at all, it's exactly what will happen, Darwin's law is going to be busy...



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 05:31 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon


Every single healthcare worker I know, and that's a lot of people, disagrees with you absolutely, 100%, completely. Especially the ones treating these patients right now.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 05:40 AM
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a reply to: SeektoUnderstand

When getting facts you might want to dig a bit deeper than the first few sentences.

This fact was there as well.



The entire point of current events is to avoid a potential repeat of the second and third spikes on that graph. We are in the first spike of Covid-19.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

It was some 30 to 50 million killed in that second wave as I understand it...
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posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 05:52 AM
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a reply to: SeektoUnderstand

and - just for context - what was the mortality rate for spannish flu - at 4 months ?????????????



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

I think the world is on the big wave now, we were nowhere near as mobile across the globe last time, and it got jumped on a lot quicker, the same way.



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