Amazing Similarities Between the Coronavirus Covid-19 and therefore the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
The coronavirus pandemic has caught our attention immediately and truly, and a word that is still doped is “unprecedented,” meaning that it is uncharted territory for anyone or anyone concerned, which is true.
However, my dad was born alone under the same circumstances, during the great Spanish flu pandemic that spread from 1918 to 1920. He was called a “flu baby” and was born premature, so they thought he was stillborn, so So much, the medical overload The staff put him over a shoe box and put him to a minimum on one side while they were caring for the mother and each of the thousands of patients they had. A short time later, a nurse noticed the baby’s occupation in the shoebox, and my dad’s life was saved, so I can be here writing this article.
But there is more! In the flu pandemic, people were told to stay in reception, a touch like today. They were told to stay away from people, like today. There are blockades around the world, where no one was allowed to take to the streets, and a couple of them were shot for doing so. Meetings, work, churches, synagogues, mosques, sports, everything was closed. Those were the days before antibiotics were discovered, and much of the health aids we have today were not available, so more than 50 million people died worldwide, primarily from secondary causes that could be treated with modern medicine. I remember my parents, who were born in Durban, South Africa, often talking about it and, therefore, how terrible it had been.
But it is over. And this one will too. But it is imperative that we separate from each other, occupy the home, wash our hands and face, and practice very strict hygiene. The cities within the 1918 pandemic that did this for 6 weeks or more were people who were unique to them, and only had a couple of deaths. This is often the key: if the virus cannot spread, it dies within days. You can only live by finding a replacement host. Deny him that option, and he will die.
In 1920, once the virus was extinct, the earth continued. It had been tough for a short time financially, but people managed. So don’t lose hope, the sun will resume. Times are difficult now, but they will not last forever, and if we feel that we are doing well and doing our part, being responsible and thinking of others, it will shorten the time that we will all have to suffer.
Learning from the 1918 pandemic, it is obvious that we should not be in a hurry to return from the blockade. Some cities did that when the infection rate dropped, meaning they had a resurgence of cases, so we must remain locked in until this enemy is dead.
So enjoy spring: it is a symbol of the hope that is emerging, that this tragic global scourge will soon be just a memory, that at another time we will have a picnic in the sun with our family and friends, and we will enjoy our world!