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Patteeu Memorial Political Forum>How Ike's 1950s America Beat The 'Asian Flu' With Science & Common Sense
BucEyedPea 12:28 PM 05-03-2021
This essay is adapted from Mr. Ferguson’s new book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, which will be published by Penguin Press on May 4. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

The “Asian flu”—as it was then uncontroversial to call a contagious disease that originated in Asia—was a novel strain (H2N2) of influenza A.
As a public health threat, this epidemic was a closer match to our own, and like Covid-19, the Asian flu led to significant excess mortality. The current Covid-19 death toll is 3 million, about the same percentage of world population as were killed in 1957–58 (0.04%, compared with 1.7% in 1918-19). This is not saying they aren’t different illnesses, but “unlike Covid-19, however, the Asian flu killed appreciable numbers of young people.”

In 1957, the U.S. rose to the challenge of the ‘Asian flu’ with stoicism and a high tolerance for risk, offering a stark contrast with today’s approach to Covid-19...The policy response of President Dwight Eisenhower could hardly have been more different from the response of 2020.

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/n...e-common-sense
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Bob Dole 04:08 AM Yesterday
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
You can find photos like that like during this pandemic.
Except they’re fake.
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TLO 04:51 PM Yesterday
What do you have against the mRNA vaccines, BEP?
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BucEyedPea 05:29 PM Yesterday
It's all covered in the thread asking if you are taking the vaccine.
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