no intent to deminimize the severity of the current strain of covid. The prior poorly worded post was to highlight how many more lives are saved by focusing on the treatment - aimed at the most vulnerable - elderly. That said, wasn't the 1918 strain affecting people in the world population was roughly 23% of what ideas here in 2021? That's not to DM precise or emphasize the Spanish Flu ..... Smithsonian chancel Channel just last night pointed out that most of the world was running on coal at that time, which caused a LOT of pre-existing conditions - which then skews severity. By the length of the thread, it's probably already been brought up that then Prez Woodrow Wilson had the Spanish flu, & was severely crippled, & suffered extremely serious after effects just as a contingent of the current world population suffer.