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    Covid-19 & h3n2

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    Why American life went on as normal during the killer pandemic of 1969

    While itís way too soon to compare the numbers, H3N2 has so far proved deadlier than COVID-19. Between 1968 and 1970, the Hong Kong flu killed between an estimated one and four million, according to the CDC and Encyclopaedia Britannica, with US deaths exceeding 100,000. As of this writing, COVID-19 has killed more than 295,000 globally and around 83,000 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. But by all projections, the coronavirus will surpass H3N2ís body count even with a global shutdown.

    Aside from the different reactions to H3N2 and COVID-19, the similarities between them are striking. Both viruses spread quickly and cause upper respiratory symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. They infect mostly adults over 65 or those with underlying medical conditions, but could strike people of any age.

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/16/why-li...demic-of-1969/
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    We didn't have 24/7 cable news to stir up the panic back then. All we had was a couple of hours of news (6 and 11PM) by three networks. And we didn't have social media to help spread the panic. Everyone was pretty isolated and thought of things like the Hong Kong flu as something that happened "out there" not at home.


    Plus, hippies. Lots of hippies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    We didn't have 24/7 cable news to stir up the panic back then. All we had was a couple of hours of news (6 and 11PM) by three networks. And we didn't have social media to help spread the panic. Everyone was pretty isolated and thought of things like the Hong Kong flu as something that happened "out there" not at home.


    Plus, hippies. Lots of hippies.
    I think it's mainly social media. Far more folks have access to social media than 24/7 cable news. Social media was the societal gamechanger... for the worse.
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