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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:51 PM
Jul 2020

What the article states about 2009 Pandemic is very true. Worked in an elementary school then. All the kids and young staffers were out sick. We older staff started calling the school Seagate Senior Center!

Classroom 30 something Teacher I worked with had her flu shot, even wore a MASK into class, and was disinfecting everything in the room. She still caught the flu. I was a 60 year old Para with a degree and was told to teach her class. Think they paid me a Teacher's wages doing this???? That is subject for a different thread.

Edit: This was in a wealthy area Florida Public School. They did not shut down the school, or any others, with all that flu. I think Charlie Crist (D) was Governor then. Maybe it's not who the Governor is, but what the mindset of the people is.
...and killed that many is less than 6 months! samnsara Jul 2020 #1
Excellent point. See my edit. Thanks. nt Atticus Jul 2020 #14
even "plain old flu" can be deadly flyingfysh Jul 2020 #2
I actually thought of starting my post with "in the past 100 years", but deemed it Atticus Jul 2020 #12
I read up on this TheFarseer Jul 2020 #3
Also, the official flu numbers are always adjusted for estimated uncounted deaths... blitzen Jul 2020 #6
Actually I think you were right with '68/69 HockeyMom Jul 2020 #7
Wish I could find a table that listed deaths per year TheFarseer Jul 2020 #10
Quick search HockeyMom Jul 2020 #15
And that was with way more primitive treatments GulfCoast66 Jul 2020 #17
One problem is that flu has a season. marie999 Jul 2020 #4
Don't hold your breath malaise Jul 2020 #5
My Mom never caught that flu from me HockeyMom Jul 2020 #8
We need to hammer that home malaise Jul 2020 #9
we're only halfway through the year, I expect it may be 200-250K+ by November (n/t) Spider Jerusalem Jul 2020 #11
1918 flu killed 650K by the time it was all over. Initech Jul 2020 #13
In An Era Where We Can ID The Virus! ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #16
Of course a 100 years of republican stupidity has not helped or the incompetence of POTUS. madinmaryland Jul 2020 #18
Fair! (nt) ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #20
Covid-19 will top 500k in the US IMO Amishman Jul 2020 #21
1918....57......68...... BGBD Jul 2020 #19
What percentage of COVID survivors are going to have life-long health issues? Quiet_Dem_Mom Jul 2020 #22
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