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How many Americans do you think died during the 1918 Flu Pandemic?

Just off the top of your head (without using Google) - approximately how many Americans do you think died during the 1918 Flu Pandemic?

It would be interesting to know what we all think compared to the actual number.

Please take my pole.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 3418 hours ago

Vivian Vance.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 1Last Saturday at 4:21 PM

OMG! I forgot Vance/Zoo R1.

Profuse apologies to everyone on Datalounge.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 2Last Saturday at 4:25 PM

I guessed 1 million - the correct answer is 675,000 in the US, and 50 million worldwide.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 3Last Saturday at 4:27 PM

Correct R3!

I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone guessed based on their knowledge of history and comparing the 1918 pandemic to the 2019 pandemic numbers.

In 1918 there obviously weren't the medical facilities or modern medications such as antibiotics which we have now.

Today's Covid-19 US death toll = 261,790 and we are about half way through the 2019 pandemic.

Link to the CDC.

Offsite Link
by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 4Last Saturday at 4:46 PM

[quote]Please take my pole.

OP's pick up line at last call?

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 5Last Saturday at 4:48 PM

I don't know, kinda sounds like OP's pick up line at all times.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 6Last Saturday at 4:50 PM

Sorry, OP -I don't want to touch your pole...

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 7Last Saturday at 4:52 PM

You're welcome R6.

Your loss R7! It's a juicy and fat pole...

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 8Last Saturday at 4:55 PM

My twin sister, Rhiannon Zeta-Jones.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 9Last Saturday at 5:01 PM

It is an interesting fact. But before everyone uses it to dismiss the current pandemic, remember age expectancy was about 52 - vs 75+. People died young.

I think we are headed there because this huge spike is just beginning. With the Thanksgiving travel unabated based on airport pics, it’s only growing exponentially from here. Like 1918, we have to protect ourselves.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 10Last Saturday at 5:07 PM

Given where we are, it should ALWAYS be “take my pole.”

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 11Last Saturday at 5:08 PM

[quote] and we are about half way through the 2019 pandemic.

How to you figure that? I think we are near the tail end of it.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 12Last Saturday at 5:32 PM

Have you turned on the TV recently R12? At all?

Second/third waves in the US, South America and Europe just beginning with daily infections rising exponentially.

This won't be over until an effective vaccine is rolled out to all which will be around the middle/end of 2021 onwards.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 13Last Saturday at 5:37 PM

[quote] Please take my pole.

That's what HE said!

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 14Last Saturday at 5:56 PM

Second/third waves imply nearing the end, R13, the pattern was predicted from the start.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 15Last Saturday at 6:00 PM

On my area, this peak is much higher than the first in May. And it’s still skyrocketing. So I don’t see how we are even 1/2 way through. 5-6 months until a vaccine is the only realistic end/slowdown.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 16Last Saturday at 6:09 PM

We could beat that number. It all depends on the vaccine. If it become available to the General public before Sept. 1, 2021.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 17Last Saturday at 6:33 PM

There has been a total sum of 1,304,710 Americans who died in every major American war to date. This incluses the 620,000 that died in the Civil War, when both sides were Americans. We could reach this number if an effective, safe vaccine is not available next year (2021).

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 18Last Saturday at 6:41 PM

That's a sobering thought R18.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 19Last Saturday at 9:57 PM

Social Distancing: Do NOT touch — or take — any poles! Or Poles!

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 20Last Saturday at 10:13 PM

It was easy to figure out. There were about 30 million infected in the U.S and the death rate was about 2.2% (the same death rate as Covid-19), so the closest answer was 675,000.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 21Last Saturday at 10:34 PM

OP

And we have around 3X as many residents today.

I guessed 1 million.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 22Last Saturday at 10:36 PM

The percentage of people infected with Covid-19 in the U.S. is way less than the percentage who were infected with the Spanish Flu.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 23Last Saturday at 10:39 PM

Ah, I got the correct answer. It was a pure guess.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 24Last Saturday at 11:18 PM

I had 3 great uncles die of the Spanish flu - all in their late teens to late 20s. Two Irish immigrants, and one from Appalachian Virginia. But all 4 died in Montana. So it's very real event in the history of my family.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 25Last Saturday at 11:28 PM

I had a great uncle who was a WWI soldier who died from the Spanish Flu. No one else in the family died from it. He was the only male sibling in his family.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 26Yesterday at 2:21 AM

I had a co-worker whose great uncles, except the youngest, were drafted and sent to Europe. The youngest was allowed to stay home because he was needed to run the Illinois family farm. As you can guess, all the brothers in Europe survived and he succumbed to the flu.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 27Yesterday at 8:17 AM

US population in 1900 was 6.7 million, so around 10 percent of the population died. Today US 330 million, 330,000 dead would only be 1 percent. And mostly olds. We are MUCH better off.

Still, my SIL's mother was taken off the respirator yesterday. Sure, she was old but she was doing just fine before her Trump loving, maskless sister came to visit.She now says, "We need to pray even harder now". GODDAMN these motherfuckers all to hell. You know, anyone could accidently transmit the virus. But fucking admit it. That you are a stupid, selfish, cunt who killed her sister.

It played out just like you hear. Say goodbye in the ER and you'll never see them again.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 28Yesterday at 8:40 AM

My three great-uncles, 28-34 years old, all died within 3 months in 1918. This affected me directly because losing its top three earners stressed my already poor maternal family to the breaking point, caused my grandmother to take in a boarder who molested my mother, leading my mother to inadvertantly ignore the abuse I suffered from a family member, and hence the misery I suffered for decades.

Maybe 600,000 + died, but the effects were exponential.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 29Yesterday at 9:13 AM

Yeah, let’s not forget that this thing isn’t over yet. We’ll have 300,000 dead by end of year. Maybe 600,000 dead by end of Winter. Even with a vaccine. Then, it depends a lot of how things go. We shouldn’t assume too much about a vaccine that’s brand née.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 30Yesterday at 1:45 PM

Brand nee? You bougie.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 31Yesterday at 1:49 PM

675,000

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 32Yesterday at 2:22 PM

[quote]US population in 1900 was 6.7 million, so around 10 percent of the population died.

No, the U.S. population in 1900 was 76 million and in 1920 it was 106 million, so less than 1% of the population died.

There's so much misinformation that people deliberately put on DL, it would be a fulltime job to correct all the lies.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 3318 hours ago

R28 The US population in 1900 was 76.09 million. In 1918 the US population was 103.2 million.

by Datalounge Juicy Fat Pole Polling Servicesreply 3418 hours ago
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