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|Spanish Flu 1918|
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet's population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans.
From where I sit, the current coronavirus sprang (as from Zeus' head) up in the midst of the impeachment of the U.S. president, a mishmash of presidential primary kerfuffle, a question which lies Donald Trump will wholesale today .... where did the coronavirus come from all bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed?
It seemed to come to light out of China (which isn't usually a bright lamp of transparency) where the rulers had to concede that last weekend's Chinese New Year travels (usually enormous) had been stymied, streets were emptied and everyone seemed to be wearing a mask.