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    • Anonymous

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      Think about this, particularly with all the advances in medicine. No real vaccine in 1918 BUT ALSO NO COCOON

    • spartan

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      The population of the US was 1/3rd of what it is now, so perspective is everything. Additionally an estimated 50 million died world wide in 1918. The current Covid estimation is just short of 5 million. Not belittling the impact, but relatively speaking we have barely started compared to back then.

    • Anonymous

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      The population of the US was 1/3rd of what it is now, so perspective is everything. Additionally an estimated 50 million died world wide in 1918. The current Covid estimation is just short of 5 million. Not belittling the impact, but relatively speaking we have barely started compared to back then.

      Well you’re ignoring the other side of the equation. The point isn’t just that the numbers are comparable – a point correctly watered down by the size difference you point out – it’s that our science and medicine is so far beyond.

      For example, no meaningful vaccine back then. Today not only a vaccine but a vaccine made with mRNA to speed it’s development, a way more advanced medical and logistical system to speed it’s delivery and a way more developed data system to react in real time, adjust accordingly … to name a few things

      Where we are less advanced than we should is as educated humans.

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