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Anyone here 85+ years old? Question 1958 Pandemic #5380678 03/19/20 07:24 PM
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In 1958 there was a World Flu Pandemic. In the U.S. alone 670,000 people died. Anyone remember it and can tell us about it?


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Re: Anyone here 85+ years old? Question 1958 Pandemic [Re: JLawrence08648] #5380682 03/19/20 07:29 PM
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I wonder why this topic would come up all of a sudden?


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Originally Posted by kschachn
I wonder why this topic would come up all of a sudden?



Seriously? I think its a great idea to hear how others handled similar situations.


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Re: Anyone here 85+ years old? Question 1958 Pandemic [Re: JLawrence08648] #5380687 03/19/20 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
In 1958 there was a World Flu Pandemic. In the U.S. alone 670,000 people died. Anyone remember it and can tell us about it?


Where are you getting your numbers from? According to the CDC the US had 116,000 moralities...

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1957-1958-pandemic.html

Re: Anyone here 85+ years old? Question 1958 Pandemic [Re: JLawrence08648] #5380688 03/19/20 07:39 PM
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My parents never mentioned it to me.


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Re: Anyone here 85+ years old? Question 1958 Pandemic [Re: JLawrence08648] #5380690 03/19/20 07:39 PM
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The CDC and Wikipedia can, for those that wish to read about history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_pandemic

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1957-1958-pandemic.html

Further discussion on this topic will undoubtedly lead to crossing the line on behavior. Please read this:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...1/policy-on-covid-19-threads#Post5377461

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