Covid-19: Deadliest Epidemic In US History

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It’s official: the Coronavirus has overtaken the 1918 flu pandemic (aka the Spanish Flu) in number of Americans killed (more than 675,000) as of today. Not a good record, but a  record nevertheless. What does that tell us?

Let’s see, lessons learned from the 1918 flu pandemic included: not ditching safety precautions too early; not getting a false sense of security among those young and healthy; and not relying on unproven treatments.

And what’s happening today: 1) immunizing & wearing mask or not are still a debate, 2) young people (under age 30) accounted for more than 20% of COVID-19 cases and were seen as more likely to transmit the virus than others. and 3) Ivermectin, enough said. Clearly, we have not learned our lessons.

Winston Churchill’s famous line, “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” rings loud and true.  After more than 100+ years, we are not only repeating the mistakes of the 1918 flu pandemic but also surpassing them.   

When will we ever learn?

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