Over 202,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. That’s an impressive number–you must be proud of yourselves.
That’s nearly double the number of Americans killed in the First World War. In fact it’s nearly 40,000 more than the TOTAL deaths from Revolutionary War (25,000), The War of 1812 (20,000), The Mexican War (13,283), Spanish-American War (2,446), The Korean War (36,516), The War in Vietnam (58,219), The Gulf War (258), and the Iraq/Afghanistan War (6,626) combined.
Of course, the Spanish Flu of 1918 – 1920 is still ahead with 650,000 deaths. The Spanish flu’s existence was debated and denied and simplistic treatments, such as sunshine and fresh air proposed. Sound familiar?
Like COVID-19, the Spanish Flu came in waves, with each downturn hailed as the end only to be followed by the next surge of infections and deaths.