What happens when countries open up too early after a Pandemic. A look at the 1918 Spanish Flu

During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, “social distancing” was also employed. Like is happening in our time businesses were suffering from the lack of revenue, and so there was pressure to ‘re-open’ society.

The below article looks at Denver, a city which loosened social distancing rules too early. They ‘opened up’ before cases were effectively eliminated or there was sufficient heard immunity and had a second wave of infections that killed even more.

“Premature declarations of victory guarantee defeat. Buckling to protests increased the number of dead.”

It shows that towns, cities, states, countries that socially distanced for longer and consistently did better in terms of the number of infections and deaths.

Read full article on: cnn.com

Dr Lachlan Soper