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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 06:22 PM

COVID is starting to explode in India too. Its going to surpass the 50M from the 1918 flu pandemic

We are over 18M worldwide. Its now getting really bad in populous countries like India where many rural areas are lacking adequate healthcare. I fear this means its going to be here to stay for years to come with such a vast amount of affected people, many of which wont have rapid access to whatever vaccine we develop.

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Reply COVID is starting to explode in India too. Its going to surpass the 50M from the 1918 flu pandemic (Original post)
drray23 Aug 2020 OP
denem Aug 2020 #1
LiberalArkie Aug 2020 #2
denem Aug 2020 #3
LiberalArkie Aug 2020 #4
denem Aug 2020 #5

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:03 PM

1. 50-100M is estimated deaths from the 1918 pandemic.

 

That is not going to happen.

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Response to denem (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:16 PM

2. That was with a 1.8 billion world population in 1918

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:21 PM

3. In 1918 they did not know what a virus was.

 

They did not know the basics of incubation and had a rudimentary understanding of transmission, while troop carriers were traveling untrammeled around the world.

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Response to denem (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:24 PM

4. But they knew enough to wear masks.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:28 PM

5. Indeed.

 

Wilson was no Trump.

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