The flu killed 75-100 million people in the 1918 pandemic.
That Covid-19 ostensibly killed 4 Million (deaths with if not from coronavirus) in this 2019-2021 panic is questionable. But 100 million in 1918 and 4 million in 2019-2021 are not equal. Nor are these figure comparable.
A Pandemic on that scale today would kill more than 500 million people. Covid-19 is a footnote to these imaginings…
Don’t expect help from the White House. They are not focused on healthcare or peace. Covid-19 is a footnote to dozens of unprovoked but expanding wars.
Torturing children with masks, half-truths and lies is unhealthy and unwise.
“…So far, adult fearmongering has probably fooled most children into believing that school closures, social distancing, and masks are necessary precautions. But eventually, when the hysteria abets and the facts emerge, they will realize that their year of studying miserably served no more rational purpose than our ancestors’ child sacrifices to the gods. As Oscar Wilde said, “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” This generation will have much to forgive.”
John Tierney is a contributing editor of City Journal, a contributing science columnist for the New York Times