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Re: Covid-19: We're already forgetting the best lesson from the 1918 pandemic
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 06:31:16 PM »
The smoking comparison is interesting.

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A pandemicís end has less to do with meeting certain measurements, and more to do with a collective perception of the disease.

In 2020, Covid killed 345,323
Heart disease killed 690,882
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7014e1.htm?s_cid=mm7014e1_w

What's crazy, is that the heart disease map bears more than a passing similarity to the Covid vaccination map
https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

It's all a matter of what we consider normal. As the quip made famous by Marshall MacLuhan goes: "I don't know who discovered water, but I'm certain it wasn't a fish."
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Re: Covid-19: We're already forgetting the best lesson from the 1918 pandemic
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 07:34:20 AM »
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In 2020, Covid killed 345,323
Heart disease killed 690,882


Wow 3rd biggest killer.  Its just new. Put a lot into perspective. Including the new world order of short supply.
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Re: Covid-19: We're already forgetting the best lesson from the 1918 pandemic
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2021, 01:51:18 AM »
Wow 3rd biggest killer.

Wow because that's higher or lower than you thought? Or just wow because wow that's a lot of people?

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Re: Covid-19: We're already forgetting the best lesson from the 1918 pandemic
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2021, 08:42:20 AM »
Both, but"only" 3rd biggest is the biggest part for me.

One of the issues I see visiting old folk in the UK, is the numbers who have procedures delayed or cancelled. So those numbers will not be simple.

But they are stark.  I would not share them with a conspiracy theorist I know :)
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