Influenza was a real pandemic. Wuhan if fake. Sure the Wuhan Virus does exist but it hardly qualifies as a pandemic unless you have really low standards like 99.99997% of the population of Earth does.
What did the 1918 Influenza pandemic look like?
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as “Spanish Flu” or “La Grippe” the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster.
In the fall of 1918 the Great War in Europe was winding down and peace was on the horizon. The Americans had joined in the fight, bringing the Allies closer to victory against the Germans. Deep within the trenches these men lived through some of the most brutal conditions of life, which it seemed could not be any worse. Then, in pockets across the globe, something erupted that seemed as benign as the common cold. The influenza of that season, however, was far more than a cold. In the two years that this scourge ravaged the earth, a fifth of the world’s population was infected. The flu was most deadly for people ages 20 to 40. This pattern of morbidity was unusual for influenza which is usually a killer of the elderly and young children. It infected 28% of all Americans (Tice). An estimated 675,000 Americans died of influenza during the pandemic, ten times as many as in the world war. Of the U.S. soldiers who died in Europe, half of them fell to the influenza virus and not to the enemy (Deseret News). An estimated 43,000 servicemen mobilized for WWI died of influenza (Crosby).
Wuhan has neither infected nor killed near that many people, either in pure numbers or as a percentage of the population.
An estimated one third of the world’s population (or 500 million persons) were infected and had clinically apparent illnesses (1,2) during the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic. The disease was exceptionally severe. Case-fatality rates were >2.5%, compared to <0.1% in other influenza pandemics (3,4). Total deaths were estimated at 50 million (5–7) and were arguably as high as 100 million (7).
The impact of this pandemic was not limited to 1918–1919. All influenza A pandemics since that time, and indeed almost all cases of influenza A worldwide (excepting human infections from avian viruses such as H5N1 and H7N7), have been caused by descendants of the 1918 virus, including “drifted” H1N1 viruses and reassorted H2N2 and H3N2 viruses. The latter are composed of key genes from the 1918 virus, updated by subsequently incorporated avian influenza genes that code for novel surface proteins, making the 1918 virus indeed the “mother” of all pandemics.
It is called the “mother of all pandemics” because only womynz can fuck things up that bad. Like they fucked up Western Civilization when men made the mistake of allowing womynz to vote.
The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.
Mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic. While the 1918 H1N1 virus has been synthesized and evaluated, the properties that made it so devastating are not well understood. With no vaccine to protect against influenza infection and no antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections that can be associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings, which were applied unevenly.
And those “non-pharmaceutical interventions” apparently didn’t work very well did they. It’s almost as if the only real defence against a virus is a healthy immune system. Good thing the United States is filled with fat people who never lift weights and eat food with no nutritional value.
Year: 1919 Population: 104,514,000 Change, real numbers: 1,306,000 Change, percent: 1.27%
Year: 1918 Population: 103,208,000 Change, real numbers: (60,000) Change, percent: -0.06%
Year: 1917 Population: 103,268,000 Change, real numbers: 1,307,000 Change, percent: 1.28%
How about some Wuhan Virus fear mongering.
Study of 99 patients finds 11% death rate
“17 (17%) patients developed acute respiratory distress syndrome and, among them, 11 (11%) patients worsened in a short period of time and died of multiple organ failure,” the authors said.
“In general, the characteristics of patients who died were in line with the early warning model for predicting mortality in viral pneumonia,” the authors concluded. Those factors include a history of smoking, bacterial coinfection, high blood pressure, and older age, among others.
11% death rate my ass.
In the podcast I fuck up the numbers. I forgot to slip the decimal two places and thus what I am saying are percentages are not percentages.
Here are the real numbers:
Population = 7,800,000,000
Infected = 10,044,731
Deaths = 499,892
Percent total population infected = 0.1287%
Percent total population dead = 0.0064%
Case-fatality, percent infected population dead = 4.9767%
Population = 328,200,000
Infected = 2,531,733
Deaths = 125,630
Percent total population infected = 0.7714%
Percent total population dead = 0.0383%
Case-fatality, percent infected population dead = 4.9622%
Larimer County, Colorado:
Population = 356,899
Infected = 705
Deaths = 29
Percent total population infected = 0.1975%
Percent total population dead = 0.0081%
Case-fatality, percent infected population dead = 4.1135%
Sources for infection and death numbers:
So far in 2020 the chance of a black person being shot by a cop is 0.0001839%
2018 Census Black Population Estimates
1) 47,841,851 or 14.6%: Black Only and Black in combination with another race
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