Over Macho Grande?
- Nov 20, 2008
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Those are valid questions, for sure. It wouldn't likely account for ALL of the possible discrepancies but at least to some extent, I think some of it can be chalked up to public perception; if you don't have the entire world and the medical community telling you that you're in the middle of a pandemic that's killing THOUSANDS, a whole lot of people are going to be less likely to feel the need to go to the hospital for what by most accounts seem like flu-like conditions. People were going to their doctor, their doctor was telling them they don't know what it was, it's not the flu, and advise some go home and rest remedy in many cases.Yeah I’ve heard that before from people I know. The problem is the symptoms seem to be the only thing that’s similar. Kids were also getting very sick back then, but that’s rare now. Hospitalizations weren’t higher than normal, same with deaths. Long care facilities weren’t seeing outbreaks either. If it was around that far back, wouldn’t we have seen the effects from it? There certainly would have been other obvious red flags.
I'm not necessarily swearing to it but the parallels are really very striking. Again, combined with the fact that at least in a few work environments that I'm aware of, in cases where this type of illness hit really hard back in Nov-Dec of last year, those folks have almost entirely been unaffected by it this go around, even when one or two in that workplace tested positive and were in close contact with those folks for long periods of time.