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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 10:07 AM

3. Yes, many people in 1918

didn't even have indoor plumbing or hot running water. Sanitation was much more difficult back then. So many things that we take for granted, including extensive knowledge about viruses, was unavailable to people in 1918.

It is hard to believe that at a time when many diseases were considered a death sentence, that there were so many whiners and complainers. I'm quite sure that pretty much everyone had lost a loved one to an infectious disease. Smallpox, diphtheria, typhoid, scarlet fever, tuberculosis - people lived in fear of such illnesses and consequently, avoided those who were infected. With so few resources such as we have today, I would have thought that people would have taken a pandemic even more seriously.

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