Anyone who’s heard tales from grandparents or great-grandparents who lived during the 1918 flu pandemic will understand the world’s great concern about the new coronavirus. The 1918 flu killed at least 50 million people worldwide, while 500 million (roughly one third of the world’s population then) became infected with that H1N1 virus. Because the new coronavirus is so unknown and has spread abroad with many deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) has already categorized it as a pandemic, meaning it’s spreading throughout the world. In fact, many world airlines recently cancelled flights to China as a result and airports are doing careful screening.
Some reports state this new virus is not of great concern, while others spin sensational stories. What are we to believe? As of the end of January 2020, the death toll was 106. By Tuesday after, it totaled more than 420….