Jo Nova with a lesson about quarantine

The Spanish Flu in Western and American Samoa.

Western Samoa and American Samoa are side by side islands in the Pacific. When the Spanish Flu arrived in 1918, one would instigate a quarantine while the other had a trading community that did not want to stop trade. American Samoa survived the Spanish Flu without a death. Western Samoa kept trading and lost a quarter of the population.

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3 Responses to Jo Nova with a lesson about quarantine

  1. Robber Baron

    I’m waiting for Tim S the racist to tweet… Shut up you raaaaacist, we don’t agree with your stinking facts!

  2. Some estimate put the number of people infected at tens of thousands higher (see estimates below). It did seem odd that a city of 11 million suddenly needed new 2-minute-hospitals to cope with a few thousand patients. Someone knew something. Indeed, there are many fishy things about this, including those fish markets which may or may not be the source. There is that odd coincidence of China s first high level biosafety laboratory being also in Wuhan and working with Corona viruses as well as Ebola and SARS. There were warnings.

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