- - Monday, March 16, 2020

Don’t panic. Put things in perspective. Whenever someone becomes ill or dies from an illness, it is a sad thing. But spreading fear makes things worse. It seems to me that the politicians and the mainstream media are spreading fear about the coronavirus in order to manipulate the public.

From 1918 to 1920 the Spanish flu infected 500 million people and killed 50 million around the world. One of my great-uncles died of it. But all my grandparents and their other relatives survived. There were no antibiotics or other modern medicines back then, yet the Spanish flu stopped.

The West African Ebola virus killed 2,337 people. According to the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the 2018-2019 flu season in the United States, 16.5 million people saw a doctor because of the flu, 490,600 people were hospitalized with it and 34,000 died from it. Yet no governor closed schools, restaurants or bars in order to prevent the spread of the flu.

As of today the approximate number of total deaths from the coronairus in the United States is 71.


Griffith, Ind.

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