Friday, March 27, 2020

The Old Flu Versus The New

The modern mind is enamored by the new and contemptuous of the old. They are contemptuous of old traditions; they are contemptuous of old books; they are contemptuous of  old relatives; they are contemptuous of old wisdom; and lastly, they are contemptuous of old seasonal flu. On the subject of flu—between three to five million people get infected, and between 290,000 to 650,000 people die every year from seasonal flu, but the media and the politicians have never paid any attention to these high casualty figures. I think, they can disregard the seasonal flu because it’s an old flu; our society prefers to be tormented by the new flu, the ultimate arriviste: Coronavirus.

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