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Blog Post 10/12

After watching COVID-19 vs. Spanish Flu and reading about the effect the Spanish Flu had on not only the United States but the rest of the world, I was taken aback by the similarities of the two situations. One of the main things that bothered me was the fact that it has been over 100 years since the last global pandemic of this same magnitude, yet we still use the same equipment and techniques to fight against it. I would have thought that after the millions of people that died and over a half a million that died in the US alone, everyone would be invested in finding techniques and new innovations to completely stop or at a minimum minimize, the amount of damage that could be caused by another pandemic.

I also found it interesting how the second wave of the Spanish Flu was even more dangerous than the first, at least here in the US. With that being said, the decision to reopen businesses and start to go back to normal life here in 2020 should definitely be in question. You would have thought after seeing the damage a second wave caused in 1918 would cause lawmakers to be a little more hesitant about making the decision to reopen.

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  1. Olivia Cosco Olivia Cosco

    It also bothered me that we are using the same techniques to fight against this pandemic, when we know the exact repercussions of acting that way. With how advanced America is technologically, you would think we would have figured out something else by now.

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