Here Are Some Spanish Flu Recommendations From 1918-1920. Sounds Familiar? (24 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       13 Aug 2020       1966       10

The 1918 influenza pandemic is one of the most severe pandemics in recent history.

It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is no universal consensus regarding where the virus came from, it spread worldwide from 1918-1919.

In the US, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918.

Some estimates suggest that as many as 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was considered to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.

 

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Social distancing saved thousands of American lives during the Spanish flu outbreak. Philadelphia, for example, detected its first case of a deadly, fast-spreading strain of influenza on September 17, 1918. The very next day, in an attempt to halt the virus’ spread, city officials launched a campaign against coughing, spitting, and sneezing in public. Good start. 10 days later, however, despite the potential epidemic, the city hosted a parade that 200,000 people attended.

Flu cases continued to climb until finally, on October 3, schools, churches, theaters, and public gathering spaces were closed.

Two weeks after the first reported case, there were at least 20,000 of them.

For comparison, when a case popped up in St. Louis, the city shut down most public gatherings and quarantined victims in their homes just two days later.

By the end of the pandemic, the death rate in St. Louis was less than half of the rate in Philadelphia.

About 358 people per 100,000 died in St Louis, while there were about 748 deaths per 100,000 people in Philadelphia.

It’s pretty saddening to see that while technology and medicine have made huge leaps since the beginning of the 20th century, our mindsets have somewhat remained the same, and we can’t come together to fight this microscopic yet very powerful enemy.

 

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Tony 1 month ago
clapping good
       
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Robin 1 month ago
it doesnt work like that.....you must be pro BLM because corona is also pro BLM didnt yall know?corona is sentient and hates racism....!!!! tens of thousands of ppl gathering not social distancing protesting by burning buildings(these buildings are racist buildings,even tho most of them are inhabited by minorities)just be pro BLM and corona will leave you alone.....
       
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Aurilla 1 month ago
Let Darwinism rule, maybe humanity will get smarter again
       
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Annie 1 month ago
Aurilla,
yeah, let 'em get the untested vaccine all they want.
       
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Norby 1 month ago
Aurilla, throughout human evolution the people who survived any plague developed an immunity to it, we carry in our genes a part of the bubonic plague.

if you let something burn through a society they will develop an immunity to it, 2 cases
Sweden really did nothing and has weathered the virus almost untouched meawhile New Zealand has done everything they could to isolate people (against their will) and has had outbreaks

sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, sure you're rolling the dice and might succumb to it or you may not, there are people walking around with it who don't know they have it

my mother was born in 1919 and had 5 siblings a little older than her and all survived the Spanish flew
       
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Ez 1 month ago
@Robin Exactly what the media reports. They say nothing about the unmasked protests and lawlessness, but a church or republicans want to meet, they are a corona-virus hotbed. I hate the f*n media!
       
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Socrates 1 month ago
Ez

The second you realize the Marxist media has an agenda, they have no power over you. Comical to watch on one hand and terribly sad on the other how so many us are not awake yet. "Woke" people don't realize how asleep they truly are.
       
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Judi 1 month ago
Scientists at that time tried to transfer the Spanish flu between horses by putting a sack over the head of one and let it sneeze into it, then put the sack over the head of another. It just didn't work - couldn't be done.
The one's who got sick were the vaccinated ones.
       
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Rilly 1 month ago
The Spanish flu diagram shows 80 deaths per Thousand people. That’s 12.5%. Percentage of deaths in this country right now is .03%.
       
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Judi 1 month ago
Rilly,
and according to the WHO a pandemic has to have at least 7%.
So.. ..there is NO pandemic!

80 deaths per thousand ppl equals 8 deaths per hundred ppl equals 8%
       
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