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Current pandemic vs Past ones


The way people are acting and are fearful during this current pandemic makes me think how terrified people most have been during previous ones. Imagine being alive during the Bubonic plague or black death when people had no understanding of how or why this was happening. Or how to prevent it. Must have been so terrifying.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 08:31 AM
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Somehow I think people might actually be more terrified in today's world because of the information we have at our fingertips. During previous pandemics, people didn't even know it was a thing until it came to their town.
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It's also more scary with globalization and access to air travel. Something that could be happening in Europe didn't necessarily affect the people in Chile for example.
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The bubonic plague was significantly more lethal than the current pandemic. The plagues that killed most native Americans post-1492 were usually even more lethal than that. All of these involved the growth of international trade & empires that made it easier for epidemics to spread around the world. The bubonic plague came during the Mongolian empire & silk road. Smallpox epidemics on native Americans were during the growth of Atlantic trade / conquest of the New World. The current pandemic is spread by globalization / the American empire.
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Somehow I think people might actually be more terrified in today's world because of the information we have at our fingertips. During previous pandemics, people didn't even know it was a thing until it came to their town.
Good point. I do think it would be more scary back then because you had no idea why it was happening or what they could do to prevent it. At least now we know we have steps to take to protect ourselves such as hand washing and isolating ourselves.
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I don't think it's too bad at this point, and some people haven't been reacting at all and just going to the beach or whatever but yeah the bubonic plague would have been a lot worse, Polio was also terrible due to the nature of that one, even HIV was worse since they didn't really know what was going on with it to start with, although they didn't take it seriously at all.


If you want someone to take a disease seriously in the West (particularly an std,) you have to infect a lot of pretty white girls with it so they start refusing sex. That'll trigger the normies.

You know I've been thinking about this God-virus/plague thing due to the Christians freaking out. Funny thing about HIV is that it can spread via lesbian sex but it's a lot rarer not sure if possible if you've never had sex with a man and nobody you've had sex with has had sex with a man. Lesbians are also not mentioned in the bible.

I think God wants more lesbian porn guys.

This is why I'm team Satan because he doesn't discriminate on the porn so much, in fact he really likes trans porn I've been told:

https://youtu.be/MQmTwR5rg4g?t=3m39s

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It's PrOoF.

I see why the Christians do this. Amusing ****.

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If you want someone to take a disease seriously in the West (particularly an std,) you have to infect a lot of pretty white girls with it so they start refusing sex. That'll trigger the normies.
Haha that's so true. Come to think of it people don't take anything seriously until it affects pretty white girls.
That's how the opioid epidemic went in my area.
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You know the bubonic plague still gets 1-17 cases in the US every year.

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Around the world, this contagious and deadly disease is the leading cause of death among young people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The group reported 145,700 deaths in 2013 — which comes to 400 deaths every day or 16 deaths every hour.

A vaccine against the disease was introduced in 1963, slashing measles cases by 99 percent. Now, in 17 US states, vaccination rates for preschoolers sit below 90 percent, and 91 percent nationally. That has meant the disease's reemergence, despite easy access to the vaccine. The US saw an average in 63 measles cases per year between 2000 and 2007. By 2013, the incidence of measles tripled.

The most recent measles outbreak — which all began with seven people who contracted the disease during a visit to Disneyland in December — has now led to almost 200 measles cases in the US and more than 100 in Canada.

According to health officials, the disease spread after an unvaccinated California woman contracted the disease while visiting the theme park, and eventually made her way to the airport. The disease, which lives on surfaces for up to two hours and is spread through sneezes and coughs, will infect 90 percent of non-immune people exposed to it, according to the CDC.
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German anti-vaccination campaigner and HIV/AIDS denialist[156] Stefan Lanka posed a challenge on his website in 2011, offering a sum of €100,000 for anyone who could scientifically prove that measles is caused by a virus and determine the diameter of the virus.[157] He posited that the illness is psychosomatic and that the measles virus does not exist. When provided with overwhelming scientific evidence from various medical studies by German physician David Bardens, Lanka did not accept the findings, forcing Bardens to appeal in court. The initial legal case ended with the ruling that Lanka was to pay the prize.[95][158] However, on appeal, Lanka was ultimately not required to the pay the award because the submitted evidence did not meet his exact requirements.[159] The case received wide international coverage that prompted many to comment on it, including neurologist, well-known skeptic and science-based medicine advocate Steven Novella, who called Lanka "a crank".[160]

As outbreaks easily occur in under-vaccinated populations, the disease is seen as a test of sufficient vaccination within a population.[161] Measles outbreaks have been on the rise in the United States, especially in communities with lower rates of vaccination.[124] It is often introduced to a region by travelers from other countries and it typically spreads to those who have not received the measles vaccination.[124]
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Death was rather normalized back then, even in poor countries, it is today (props to immigrant parents). A lot ofstillborn, a lot of people dying of unknown causes, and people surviving until old age. i mean, older than "normal." It just takes you at that point. I think the fear of death is very great now but not so much then. :/ hell, even childbirth is 10x as painful as in a country with limited healthcare. we're kinda lucky in that respect.
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https://www.kanopy.com/product/black-death-1

interesting series of lectures on the Black Death, on different reactions to it (flagellation, persecution) & the plague's effects on everything in society, art, religion, et cetera.
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I took the trash out and looked up at the sky. The clouds were actually puffy and nice like I haven't seen in a long time. They're like Bob Ross clouds.

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I took the trash out and looked up at the sky. The clouds were actually puffy and nice like I haven't seen in a long time. They're like Bob Ross clouds.
I've been noticing the little things too: birds singing, & a family of little rabbits appeared in my backyard recently. The birds must have continued to sing & rabbits to hop in times of plagues past.
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It occured to me this would be a great ad for sexually transmitted disease prevention as well! She may look clean but she could have Herpes! lol
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It occured to me this would be a great ad for sexually transmitted disease prevention as well! She may look clean but she could have Herpes! lol
It's a famous poster from the 1940s.
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It's a famous poster from the 1940s.
Oh Ok. Was it orginally a public service announcement for STD's?
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Oh Ok. Was it orginally a public service announcement for STD's?
They called it VD (venereal diseases) back then and it was a problem during both world wars and there was a lot of propaganda with it..

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