Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
We have an ever expanding situation due to the clash of fiscal need for the economy to reopen and the need to proceed to lock down , we have a dismal Government each leader of each party fighting to make sure the public thinks he is the brightest and of course as you know this means they are doing it all wrong .
We will in the end get it right , we have to , the winter is approaching and that is Ground Zero because the Flu arrives on top of the Corona / Covid and we have then the perfect storm .
I am a person who (genuinely) believes that in the end it comes right - between now and then some heads will roll
The winter here has seen our cases spike.
I think people should be looking to us down here for what to do - or NOT do.
Masks / social distancing / Gloves and INCREASED personal vigilance when out .
the winter is approaching and that is Ground Zero because the Flu arrives on top of the Corona / Covid and we have then the perfect storm .
You're right. The 1918 pandemic was mild to start with just killing off the elderly, like seasonal flu. Winter 1918 and spring 1919 was when the second and third waves of Spanish flu started killing off large numbers of young and fit people. There was also a fourth wave in 1920.
This is the graph for the UK outbreaks of Spanish Flu.
By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3291398/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6916289
You know what the directions were for beating the Spanish flu?
I was kinda hoping it was something stupid, like keep a potato under your bed.
Spanish Flu, that was the name in 1918. Why are now people, especially whitey millennials, so squeamish about Chinese Flu/Wuhan Flu (COVID-19)? The Chinese Oligarchy doesn't give a rat's arse about the name being used outside China for the Flu. They basically don't give a sh*t about anything we say and/or do. Just ask the people of Hong Kong.
Wait, you Aussies have a lot of experience with Chinese arrogance/bravado so why preach to the choir!
We are in the 2nd wave with a furious public and infighting in the Government, each day it worsens and each day some cretin gets it wrong or makes it worse
The real battle in each country is about trying to keep the economy mobile as well as financing the unemployed and at the same time keeping the health system buoyant with ever decreasing revenue.
We are heady for choppy waters with a captain who is clearly not fit for purpose
And despite all mitigation measures, Spanish flu killed an awful lot of people.
The strange thing is that no-one on either side of my family, died during that pandemic.
"The real battle in each country is about trying to keep the economy mobile as well as financing the unemployed and at the same time keeping the health system buoyant with ever decreasing revenue."
I think all our countries are in the same 'boat'.
Unfortunately, as we open up our economies we have an increase in cases, however much we wash our hands, cover our faces and socially distance.
This winter could be very nasty if we follow the same pattern as Spanish Flu and there's no vaccine.