Friday, March 27, 2020

The Old Flu Versus The New

The modern mind is enamored of the new and contemptuous of the old. Modern men are contemptuous of old traditions, of old books, of  old relatives, of old wisdom, and lastly, 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 such high casualty figures. 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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