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Old 05-01-2020, 11:53 AM
 
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SARS / Covid-19 vs. the Flu
Is it an apples to Oranges comparison?

An article from a reputable source (Scientific American) and an excellent read for everyone, regardless of ones opinion if we should re-open or not. Please read in its entirety:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com...es-to-oranges/
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:15 AM
 
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Funny short video about Dan Patrick and his comments regarding him saying there are things more important then living to restart economies:
https://youtu.be/azyRQmzbZpI
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Old 05-02-2020, 12:14 PM
 
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Funny short video about Dan Patrick and his comments regarding him saying there are things more important then living to restart economies:
https://youtu.be/azyRQmzbZpI
So which leaders/politicians/countries are working to eliminate the virus and plan to stay entirely locked down until a vaccine is developed?
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:37 PM
 
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I've read that there were stay-at-home requirements during the Spanish Flu pandemic (7.1 % mortality rate). And the first time they lifted that order, the virus went all over the place. So, they went back to stay-at-home status. As for Patrick, that turd doesn't get to tell me what to do with my life!
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Old 05-05-2020, 07:11 PM
 
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I've read that there were stay-at-home requirements during the Spanish Flu pandemic (7.1 % mortality rate). And the first time they lifted that order, the virus went all over the place. So, they went back to stay-at-home status. As for Patrick, that turd doesn't get to tell me what to do with my life!
Was it a gradual lifting of restrictions?
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:53 AM
 
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It's hard to compare, but I really think that the city leaders back then were really deep into denial over how serious the influenza pandemic was and delayed the closure of things way too long. Makes for interesting reading and I don't really know that much about the end of the shutdown, but here's a couple of articles about it.
https://www.influenzaarchive.org/cit...nantonio.html#
https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020...-fare-in-1918/

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Old 05-15-2020, 10:09 AM
 
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It's hard to compare, but I really think that the city leaders back then were really deep into denial over how serious the influenza pandemic was and delayed the closure of things way too long. Makes for interesting reading and I don't really know that much about the end of the shutdown, but here's a couple of articles about it.
https://www.influenzaarchive.org/cit...nantonio.html#
https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020...-fare-in-1918/
As is so often the case, it seems as history repeats itself:

Officials tried to convince people to wear masks after many refused during the 1918 flu pandemic citing the government mandates as threats to their civil liberties:
https://www.businessinsider.com/peop...andemic-2020-5

Even an "anti-mask league" was formed in San Francisco to protest the legislation during the Spanish flu.

Eerily similar to today.

I wonder how many of the those family members who lost loved ones during that time and during our time of our pandemic will look back in regret over losing loved ones for refusal to take reasonable temporary means to limit (in some cases prevent) suffering and loss of life.
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