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Ten Myths About the 1918 Flu Pandemic

This is a good one. I know that my great gramps in his mid-forties died of this in October 1918. So this subject has always interested me.

The 1918 flu spread rapidly, killing 25 million people in just the first six months. This led some to fear the end of mankind, and has long fueled the supposition that the strain of influenza was particularly lethal.

However, more recent study suggests that the virus itself, though more lethal than other strains, was not fundamentally different from those that caused epidemics in other years.

Much of the high death rate can be attributed to crowding in military camps and urban environments, as well as poor nutrition and sanitation, which suffered during wartime. It’s now thought that many of the deaths were due to the development of bacterial pneumonias in lungs weakened by influenza.

Immunization against the flu as we know it today was not practiced in 1918, and thus played no role in ending the pandemic.
Exposure to prior strains of the flu may have offered some protection. For example, soldiers who had served in the military for years suffered lower rates of death than new recruits.

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Ethan Allen and...

waves. So by the time we get out of all the lock downs or they all sorta merge together there won't be an economy left.
I'm a boomer, an earlier one. People our age, on up are prime targets of this stuff. From what I have been seeing on the net for years, we are hated anyway. If we die off faster, it just means the government won't have to pay out so much money. No big deal. Virtually all boomers will be dead in 25-30 years. And if governments(I hope this is natural. Not on purpose by a government.)are doing this or just exploiting a natural virus,we will probably be gone sooner.
But if the lockdown continues millions of Americans will die and hunger makes no discrimination as to age or sex. But the children and elderly will die first and it won't be pretty.

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Ethan Allen and...

original article to include COV-19 at the end to be politically correct. Anyway, still a great history/medical read.

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