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Gary Horton | Which Way, Falling or Flying Again?

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A couple of grim statistics popped out this week in the mainstream press. (Otherwise known as the Real News.) First, America’s COVID-19 deaths have now passed the shocking numbers America lost during the Spanish flu n 1918-1920. We’ve officially passed 675,00 deaths, and that not accounting for the likely hundreds of thousands of uncounted — the abject poor, the uninsured, the excessively rural – who died never making it to a hospital or gaining treatment.

Still, COVID-19 remains much less virulent than the Spanish Flu was back then, as today we have three times the population but the same number of deaths. But the threat from the Spanish Flu was always its variants, and today is no different than then.

Either we put this virus down and get it fully under control, or we as a nation and world risk it evolving into something far, far deadlier.

And this is where the anti-science, anti-vaxxers have all Americans over a barrel and at great risk. Until we all work together, as a country, united, to kill this thing, it will continue on indefinitely intruding into our lives and families and health. We need only look to the stubborn Southern states currently getting hammered with sickness and deaths at rates 2 to 4 times higher than California. Their hospitals are again overflowing. Their health care workers are melting down and some quitting. But in the South the mortuary business is booming.

And, speaking of business and COVID-19: Last week the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. held its first state of affairs meeting in public, with real people meeting in a real room.........

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