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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 01:33 PM

34. Just for the record, no pandemic has ever reached everyone.

Not the black plagues, not the Russian flu in the 19th century, not the Spanish flu 1918, not the Asian flu 1958, not the Hong Kong flu of 1968.
The worst last century was the 1918 flu which infected 650+ million people worldwide and killed between 50 and 100 million. But they didn't have the medical advancements or epidemic controls we have now. They also had WWI to exasperate the problem. The Hong Kong flu '68 killed 1 million worldwide but only 34,000 in the US. Of course COVID-19 isn't the flu.

We do need to prepare though and panic won't help.

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