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Thu Mar 25, 2021, 11:09 AM

4. I have pointed that out many times, especially when the specter of

a 1918-like flu pandemic recurrence is raised. Simple handwashing is the single most effective public health measure out there. More to the point, humans have been dealing with influenza for thousands of years. Most people, once they have a bout of flu, have a degree of immunity for a time. Which is why old people rarely got or died from the 1918 flu because around fifty years earlier a similar influenza made the rounds. But the Covid-19 is brand new, so essentially none of us have an immunity in place. And we still have no clear idea if people can get it, or a variant, a second time.

It does help that Covid-19 is no where near as deadly as influenza sometime is.

Because most of us, at least in first world countries, have not lost loved ones to infectious diseases, it's all too easy to misunderstand how deadly some diseases can be.

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