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ITGUYINSD said:If you take the time to look at the 2018-2019 flu season statistics, you'd see that in CA, we had 30-50 flu-related deaths PER WEEK! Why didn't we "lockdown" then? Is the media blowing this out of proportion? I saw during the 2018-2019 flu season that in the US, 80,000 people died! Did we shutter businesses, stop travel, and basically turn everyones life upside down? Did financial markets collapse?
It's amazing that in past years, all the flu-related deaths we had, and nothing changed in our day-to-day lives except taking precautions and washing your hands.
Yet now, the numbers are much lower with COVID-19 and look what we're doing. I'm trying to make sense of it.