Forgotten Pandemic – History Revisited

Forgotten Pandemic – History Revisited

The Inception:

It all Started on 1st of December 2019, a man in his 70 fell ill, and he was admitted to a hospital in Wuhan, unknown to anyone at the time. By December 2019 up to 200 people were infected.

By 31st of December 2019 the Outbreak of the Respiratory illness caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was reported to the World Health Organization from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

On 30th January 2020 World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global health emergency.

On March 11th 2020 World Health Organization Declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

First Waves were Brutal to the rich nations of the west.

Coffin grounds were not enough for the daily casualties to be buried. The sick did not have a chance to say good bye to the dear and near ones. The coffin bags kept falling into the pit. The Cry of the people shrilled the Grave.

The world nations were quick on their feet to act and the first wave waned. Just when we thought we escaped from a major cataclysm.

The Second wave

The Second wave has knocked our doors. Right now the major hit nation is our nation (India).

Being in a country with a Population of around 1.38 Billion. The scarcity of Hospital Beds, Oxygen are having major toll on the problem that our nation is facing.

Right now our only savior would be proper washing of hands, using mask properly & Vaccination.

It’s been more than a year since it was declared pandemic and our Health system are making Good strides in fighting this pandemic & now they are also forced to defend themselves from angry mobs who attack for not having availability of beds.

I would request those people not to mess up the already messed up situation messier.

It’s an old adage, those who don’t learn from the history are condemned to repeat it invariably. We human beings from our time of Inception have seen a great number of pandemics. Of these the common pandemics that readily come to our mind are the 1. Plague 2. Smallpox3. Cholera

And then there is the Forgotten Pandemic.

The Forgotten Pandemic:

Right now we know that the situation of COVID-19 is really very bad but it was no were near to the 50 million of 1918.

Exactly 100 years back.

At the start of 1918, the world was in the last year of World War I. Reports started to surface that a different type of respiratory illness started to surface through the Troops .

The World war I at started on the late summer of 1914. The Men of the war had been fighting in trenches and living in squalid conditions and they had seen lots of disease.

But not like this one. Which was much more contagious.

We exactly don’t know where this virus emerged from exactly but it could be an animal virus which emerged in the military camps of United States Kansas. Which spread to the Europe through the battle field. Then spread through the globe because of the World war.

The train networks were a major reason behind the spread of the virus. Infected persons were able to travel a long distance in the train.