A Look at Past Pandemics

| April 6, 2020

UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1900: Giovanni Grewembroch – XVIII century. Manuscript: Doctor in Venice at the time of the plague. Watercolor. (Photo By DEA PICTURE LIBRARY/De Agostini via Getty Images)

The Youtube channel, “Infographics Show” uses a cartoon style method of presenting information or opinion. Over the past two years, the channel included videos on pandemics as part of its video lineup. The frequency of these postings, in hindsight, looks like the creator was preparing us for this current pandemic. However, Infographics Show didn’t know any more about this than we did. The posting frequencies were purely coincidental but were nicely timed.

Could the Black Death (The Plague) Happen Again? (February 24, 2018)

What Made The Black Death (The Plague) so Deadly? (May 2, 2019)

Why the Black Death (The Plague) is the Worst Thing… (August 21, 2019)

Worst Plagues in History of Mankind… (November 11, 2019)

Why the Spanish Flu Killed Over 50 Million People… (March 21, 2020)

Category: Historical

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  1. Berliner says:

    Speaking of body counts:

  2. Comm Center Rat says:

    From verywellhealth.com:

    According to the WHO, 32 million people have died of HIV since the beginning of the epidemic (1981) out of the 74.9 million who have been infected (roughly 43 percent). Of the 37.9 million people living with HIV today, just over 770,000 died in 2018.

    In the United States, an estimated 700,000 Americans have died of HIV-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.

    HIV/AIDS is the biggest global pandemic since the Spanish Flu. COVID-19 is barely a blip on the epidemiological radar screen. Thankfully, President Trump is interjecting a logical and rational perspective among all the “nattering nabobs of negativism” that “have formed their own 4-H club — the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” (VP Spiro Agnew, 1970)

    • LC says:

      There’s a slight difference in how HIV and COVID-19 are transmitted, making that particular comparison more than a bit strained.

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        I’m talkin’ viral body count. Means of transmission is irrelevant. Total deaths are what matters – if it bleeds, it leads in the MSM.

        For perspective, more Americans have died from COVID-19 in three months than total US KIA in Iraq and AFG during 18 years of conflict. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the mythical 22 veterans daily who continue to commit self-murder.

        To paraphrase the Butthole Surfers, US politicians are all in love with dying. As long as they aint’ the ones doing the dying.

      • OWB says:

        Nope. Not particularly strained. Comparing a communicable disease death rate with another communicable disease rate isn’t really all that strained.

        Comparing annual death rates in the US from vehicular accidents, surgical errors, and handguns isn’t either, if you are simply interested in comparing what causes the largest number of deaths which might be avoidable. (Or want to annoy someone.)

      • 26Limabeans says:

        “slight difference”

        One is transmitted via droplets while the other
        is transmitted via toilet seat…

      • The Other Whitey says:

        I’m gonna have to agree with LC here. The timeframes alone make that an apples/oranges comparison. The fact that HIV is bloodborne & sexually transmitted increases the difference further.

      • Poetrooper says:

        Well it was just last week that LC was telling us that before we make pronouncements on medical issues we need indisputable clinical evidence obtained through controlled medical studies to substantiate any claims.

        In light of that, ol’ Poe thinks we need such a study to determine if COVID-19 can be transmitted through homosexual anal intercourse and am hereby nominating LC to be a volunteer participant in this study, representing the patriotic followers of TAH.

        Second, anyone?

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Anonymous says:

      WHO kisses Chicom ass worse than LeBron and the NBA:

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Just my opinion, and yes, yours may vary…no harm no foul. The difference in this bug and other bugs in the past, is this one was weaponized and has been allowed to spread by a Communistic Government that has stated its intent toward world domination. Again…connect the dots.

    • OWB says:

      Has anyone else wondered if there might be something else following this? Like an even deadlier disease perhaps also originating from the same area/lab??

      (OK, OK, too much time in contemplation around here. But it doesn’t strain credulity too far to imagine a couple of guys in lab coats commiserating, “Let’s see what this one will do,” and “Yeah, we can watch how they respond and know better where to release this one.”)

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Bingo! This a war we are in. And there isn’t a military person out there that has not studied every battle and every plan ever laid out going all the way back to Cain using a rock on Abel. The Communist Chinese Government, in particular, studied how we acted/reacted in Korea, Vietnam, the Mid East, A’stan ect ect ect. This could very well be the FIRST assault with many to come.

        • 26Limabeans says:

          They watch us cower and give up our 1st
          amendment rights without question.
          They watch our so called leaders in a
          feeding frenzy for more power over us.
          We have become sheep and they are
          honing their shears.

          • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

            Remember that part in the Constitution where it says, in the event of a Pandemic surrender this document to the dustbin and revert to totalitarianism?

            Yeah me neither…

            • Roh-Dog says:

              It was after the Right to Other Peoples’ Shit and the clause for the Right of Banks to Steal.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        On the flip side, we have a long-standing policy on response to a bio-attack.

        In an afternoon, we can reduce the PRC to a memory. There will be survivors there, but it wont be the current government and wont be the current factions of the CCP running what remains.

        They are not insane.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      It was definitely weaponized by the ChiComs, but I don’t think it was intentionally released. I’m going with Hanlon’s Razor, which suggests that some Red dipshit at their biowarfare lab in Wuhan skipped decon because he/she was an idiot. Afterwards, the head commies did their standard “everything is fine” bullshit to save face.

      They don’t value human life, but they do value the economic viability of their slave industry. A massive die-off of their slaves is bad for business and makes them look bad. Trying to blame America was an act of desperation, because they know the whole world knows that they fucked up. That’s a severe loss of face according to Chinese culture (what little of it survived Mao) and a huge embarrassment communism, which is the worst of sins against the Marxist pantheon.

      Everything they’ve been doing is damage control, and much of it has backfired on them.

      • Hondo says:

        Not sure this is a weaponized or altered virus, TOW.

        From what I’ve read, coronaviruses are fairly common – but are usually species-specific. When they do make a jump from animal to human, they tend to hit the new species hard. (Take a look at SARS.) And bats are apparently a common local host of coronaviruses that sometimes make that jump.

        My guess is that this is a fairly newly-discovered one the Chinese were studying that got out of the lab via accident. I’m guessing they found it in another part of China during a small, local outbreak in another part of China and recognized it could be bad – and something went wrong. It’s possible they were also studying it with a view towards using it as a bioweapon, but if so I don’t think they had time do do much along those lines.

        A guy who’s spent a decade in China and speaks Chinese fluently may have found persuasive evidence regarding the above. A link was posted in comments to a previous article to his work; I’ll see if I can find it and post the link here.

      • Hondo says:

        Bingo. Hat tip to Berliner for posting this elsewhere.

        The guy makes a persuasive case.