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Posted 18th June 2020 at 10:50 PM by gag
Updated 1st October 2020 at 09:31 AM by Nosferatu@Cult Labs

Originally Posted by Stephen@Cult Labs View Post
I hate to be "that guy", but i'm genuinely curious as to why this pandemic has turned the world upside down in relation to all the others throughout history.

How many people know there was a global pandemic between 1968 & 1970 than killed somewhere between 1 and 4 million people? You know what the world did then? Went about their lives as normal...and had Woodstock.
Like you stated in relation to others and there been many in the past of history, and your last statement as well, also practically shut down a large quantity of the world and it's been going on for around 6months now and yet there not even been a million recorded deaths yet .
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    The main difference would be that the world today is far more interconnected than it was 50 years ago. In the 1960s, people did not travel long distances with the frequency they do today and information did not travel with the speed it does now.

    Living in a 'global community' means that what happens in one country impacts the entire globe. A Covid-19 outbreak in Italy quickly spread around the whole of Europe and everyone was watching what was happening in Lombardy. We can watch the infection rate and death toll in different countries in a way that didn't exist 15 years ago and compare them to our own, updating on an almost hourly basis.

    Because of such things as the Internet, cellular communication, and relatively cheap and accessible air travel, economies and employment markets today have changed massively in the last half-century. It's almost impossible to compare one pandemic with another.

    When I post this comment, it's available to read by almost anyone anywhere on the planet things like this simply didn't happen in 1970.
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