Many places are shutting down. Schools are closing. Colleges are cancelling classes. Some place you can’t find bottled water, toilet paper or paper towels. The coronavirus is bringing life to a halt.
Some are comparing it to Influenza of 1917. Let’s all pray it does not reach that epic proposition. The death toll for Influenza of 1917 is estimated to have been anywhere from 17 million to 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in human history.
We are much more prepared to deal with a Pandemic than the people of 1917. Some have suggested we are born with a certain amount of immunity to these viruses being direct descendants of the people who survived the 1917-1919 Influenza. That has proven to be true with the descendants of other Pandemics such as the Bubonic plague.