how exactly is covid comparable to the plague or even the spanish flu?
both were much deadlier, the plague was a bacteria that killed 2/3rds of the european population, that's an actual pandemic
- MarcLv 72 months ago
Covid is not what they say it is. It has been politicized
- Ray SLv 72 months ago
Efforts to mitigate the spread of the plague and Spanish flu were a lot like the methods called for by our experts today for covid: self quarantining, social distancing, closing down places where people gathered (like churches and schools), and washing. If they'd have had quality masks back then, I'd bet they'd have promoted their use, too ... They showed more common sense than most Trump supporters show today.
Covid-19 would have probably been just as deadly as the other two if half our society wasn't as educated as it is and amenable to doing the social distancing. etc. necessary to mitigate its spread. And, then too, there are the capabilities of our hospitals and the abilities of our scientists to develop vaccines.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It's not . The republican version that's fake can't be comparable . 2/3rds huh?
1347 thru the 1700's . The last of the back plague ended 350 years from the start and it's estimated close to 1/2 died in a period of 350 years .
Do you fact check anything or only parrot others ?
I know CNN is fake news but even the CDC list 270,000 dead in 8 months . Prorated
to 405,00 a year times 350 years =141,750,000 . the population is 375,000.000 and 141,750,000 is 38% . Of the total . That's 7th grade math .
So it's close .
- it is iLv 62 months ago
Plague was a flea infestation problem.