When Denver backed off social distancing in the 1918 pandemic, the results were deadly

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Politicians were feeling pressure during the pandemic. Businesses were agitating to reopen and deaths were going down, especially far away from the coastal cities that it had hit worst, first. It seemed time to declare “mission accomplished” and get the economy humming again — especially with an election looming.

1 Comment on "When Denver backed off social distancing in the 1918 pandemic, the results were deadly"

  1. Learn from the past. If the states reopen too soon, this pandemic is and will be way worse than the pandemic in 1918. The number of deaths will way surpass the deaths in 1918. Let the pandemic of 1918 be a precedent for how we proceed with dealing with this one.

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