- Jan 30, 2012
I wasn’t alive for that but I’ve been reading a lot about the 1968 Hong Kong Flu that killed 100,000 in the US when our population was about 60 percent of what it is today and over 1,000,000 worldwide. Hospitals were overrun, outbreaks at factories etc basically all of today’s headlines. I had never heard of it until recently. it was also far more deadly to younger people but it didn’t generate substantial news coverage or fear.The parallels between the Covid fear mongering and HIV/AIDS fear mongering I grew up with in the 80s is becoming more apparent. The major difference being we didn't destroy our economy in the response to HIV/AIDS.