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The 1968 Hong Kong Flu


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This is pretty similar to COVID-19

IN 1968  an estimated 1 million people died around the world including 100,000 yanks

My parents never ever mentioned this and the world carried on

Do any of the older members have recollections of this?

 

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/2154925/how-hong-kong-flu-struck-without-warning-50-years-ago-and

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1 hour ago, Normski said:

This is pretty similar to COVID-19

IN 1968  an estimated 1 million people died around the world including 100,000 yanks

My parents never ever mentioned this and the world carried on

Do any of the older members have recollections of this?

 

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/2154925/how-hong-kong-flu-struck-without-warning-50-years-ago-and

Yup remember it well and one to fondly. I was 13 and caught this it was horrible and I suffered for about two week with blurred vision and bright lights really annoyed me. That along with the normal flu symptoms etc certainly didn’t make me feel great 

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9 minutes ago, Mr Magnificent said:

I wonder why these killer flu viruses keep originating in the East?

The chances are Spanish Flu didn’t there are four major contenders for that honour GB France China and the USA. 
It’s also worth noting the main amount if casualties came from the second wave 

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11 minutes ago, Harold said:

Don't remember this at all.

Think that comes down to media coverage. Today’s media social media means we get 24 hour walk to wall coverage of everything nowadays. In some ways it’s good because we are now aware of so much that goes on on the other hand unless we are careful where we get and what we do with the information it’s vlbexomes a mess 

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