Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Pandemic is Deadly

A Pandemic is Deadly

It could kill millions!
A pandemic spans the globe
Historically there were more flu pandemics
The flu pandemic of 1918 was the deadliest
It killed some 20 to 50 million people
Worldwide over 500 million were infected
Many victims of this influenza were healthy adults

A flu pandemic in the 19th century killed 1 million
In the 20th century the Asian flu’s death toll was 2 million
So in the 1950’s and 1960’s 3 million died
But during the 21st century HIV/AIDS struck
It was first said to be in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
And in its wake left 36 million deaths
Globally some 2.2 million to 1.6 million still die from this disease

But the 13th century witnessed the deadliest of all pandemics
This was the Black Death that swept through Europe, Africa, and Asia
This disease was thought to originate in Asia
And took the form of a plague caused by infected rats living on merchant ships
The fleas of these rats caused the bacterium transported from port to port.

“Merciful and Omnipotent God, help us in our battle with the present outbreak of the COVID- 19 pandemic.  Guide all sectors of society worldwide in using their best judgment necessary to overcome this scourge.  Give wisdom and the scientific knowledge to our leaders for keeping people safe during this crisis.  We are help-mates and co-creators in your Universe. God help those who help themselves.”
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