Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

How come past pandemics weren't as bad in the us compare to the worldwide death toll?

The US takes up a large percent of the overall death toll worldwide from covid.

Example: Covid 2019-2020: 260,000 deaths in the US, 1,400,000 death worldwide.

Aids 1981-today: 700,000 death in the US. 30,000,000-40,000,000 deaths worldwide.

Hong Kong: Flu (1968-1969) 100,000 US deaths. Around 1,000,000-4,000,000 worldwide.

Asian Flu: (1957-1958) 116,000 US deaths.

1,000,000-4,000,000 worldwide.

Spanish Flu (1918-1920) 670,000 US deaths. 20,000,000-50,000,000 deaths worldwide

8 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    C-19 hit the US particularly hard as the only country handicapped w/ a trump factor. Trump thinks he knows far more than he does and much of his behavior was counterproductive.

  • 2 months ago

    Lack of leadership. There were two epidemics under Obama- both were controlled. Trump refused to advocate protective measures and to order the productions of more protective equipment for health care workers. 

    You can't equate HIV/AIDS, by the way. That's spread in entirely different ways. 

  • 1465
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The media wasn't the purveyor of fake news.

    For the record, statistics have been kept for the cold and flu season long enough to be able to predict with a great deal of accuracy what future seasons might be expected.

    That is, until 2019 when the Coronavirus made its debut.

    COVID (as it's also called) exhibits symptoms identical to pneumonia and influenza - or so it's claimed.

    The number of cases of influenza dropped suddenly to unheard-of levels while COVID made such a sudden surge that it created a worldwide pandemic.

    The problem we have here is, the sudden drop in influenza cases to dramatic lows is a mathematical impossibility.

    Now, we hear that Covid cases are on the rise - just as a new cold and flu season begins.

    It's no coincidence - COVID is a fraud that feeds off of the cold and flu statistics. It isn't a "stand-alone" virus. The CDC website combines influenza and pneumonia statistics with COVID to get the high numbers. Take pneumonia and influenza out of the equation and COVID has nothing to support it.

    (No, Liberals - this isn't conjecture. It's a fact that even you can't deny.)

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Good point!!!!!

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  • 2 months ago

    We have a much higher population, so more potential deaths.  The 1918 Spanish flu was very bad in this country.  my family lost some, but my great grandmother nursed her family and didn't catch it from them because she soaked a handkerchief in Listerine and covered her mouth and nose with it like we wear the mask.  Dr. Richard Bartlet in TX uses mouthwash to help prevent it, and he says to get one that says it kills 99.9% of germs.  I take vitamins/minerals and gargle with the Listerine, myself and so far, so good.  But, who knows?  It might help.

  • yodi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    will be a couple of years before good stats on SARS-CoV2 are had.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The people are pushing back against more lockdowns. 

    Americans don't do lockdowns very well. 

    >> Trump never called CV19 a "hoax". 

    He was talking about all the attempts to delegitamize his presidency. 

    Russian conspiracy hoax. 

    Impeachment over nothing...hoax. 

    Now they're saying he's doing a terrible job handling CV19. 

    That is their "new hoax".

  • Will
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because only the current president was stupid enough to claim it was a hoax, then try to blame others, without actually doing anything.

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