So here we are. In a great modern-day national and statewide quarantined lock-down. A new procedure for every American today. Has anyone ever heard of the Great Flu of 1918? The Great Influenza of 1918 might arguably resemble the CoVID-19 flu that we are seeing today, at least to some degree. For instance, we notice that Iran is dealing with the brunt of the viral outbreak with over 1,000 casualties that they are allowing to be officially reported inside of their borders. Of course they are also hyping up the situation by calling for “over one-million deaths” from this unfriendly influenza. During the Great Influenza the global economic and social effects were catastrophic for everybody at that time, not just Asia and the Middle East.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention wrote: “The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated (although China rumored to be the likely cause), it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918.
“It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. Mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic.
“While the 1918 H1N1 virus has been synthesized and evaluated, the properties that made it so devastating are not well understood. With no vaccine to protect against influenza infection and no antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections that can be associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings, which were applied unevenly.”
After doing some research, I found out that Iran (Persia) suffered the most casualties from the Great Influenza of 1918. A telegram from The Minister in Persia (Caldwell) to the Secretary of State. “American Relief Commission en route to Persia (Iran), headed by Doctor Judson, are scattered on the Pacific at Seattle, Bombay, Kermanshah, and Harakiri. They have immense supplies of much-needed medicine, supply of which is almost entirely exhausted in Persia. Epidemic of influenza prevails and quinine retails at $125 a pound.”
In this transcript, the American Relief Commission was charged with supplying Iran specifically with viral medication for the pandemic’s relief efforts. The point that is being made here, is that these viral and bacterial outbreaks do happen and these things will continue to happen. There will be war, there will be sickness, there will be pestilence and famine. People will be injured, and people will lose their lives. It is the way of humanity, as we can see today when we look into our more recent history. It is obvious people know this fact, as panic and fear have driven people nationwide to hoard supplies at grocery and department stores. Shelves are empty. Supply simply cannot keep up with demand.
Was the 1918 Influenza epidemic bad? Sure it was. It certainly wasn’t great. It's obvious here by the way the United States, Britain, and Germany have been unleashing their national “war-time powers” not seen since WWI and WWII. And there good reason to be aware to the history behind this whole “Pandemic” feature of post-Modern America. With the United Nations and WHO taking aim at uniting country’s across the globe to fight CoVID-19 in unity and paralleled coordination, it should make you ponder the political freedom’s that everybody has taken for granted here at home. I feel as of right now our American liberty is being thrown under the bus in some sense. Some might say all for an illusion of a false sense of security. A certain security that absolutely no government can offer you, or your family.
Statistical numbers on fatalities due to this global pandemic just aren’t matching up with the reality of this fully overblown response and lock-down of millions upon millions of people across the globe. Here’s the breakdown for infections: “COVID-19: Approximately 247,400 cases worldwide; 14,250 cases in the U.S. as of Mar. 20, 2020*. Regular Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year. And here’s the breakdown for Deaths: COVID-19: Approximately 10,067 deaths reported worldwide; 205 deaths in the U.S., as of Mar. 20, 2020.* And for the regular Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.”
As we all in America sit and wait out what the mainstream media has dubbed the newest pandemic to affect humanity, we should take time to appreciate everything that we have in our own lives. This means educating ourselves on issues that we do not understand. This also means we should also take this time to reflect on our own household and community. As we endure our newest and most politically uncharted direction in human history, we should also ponder taking on an old-time responsibility and obligation to our American solidarity, heritage, and traditional acts of participation in community affairs. We have hit a crossroads in humanity’s timeline. From here on out, regardless of your social class and occupation, we are all prisoners of the political and social cycle that we as individuals choose (and don’t choose) to be part of.
Daniel L. Smith,
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