“Patti Mulhearn Lydon, 68, doesn’t have rose-colored memories of attending Woodstock in August 1969. The rock festival, which took place over four days in Bethel, NY, mostly reminds her of being covered in mud and daydreaming about a hot shower.
She was a 17-year-old high school student from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, when she made the trek to Max Yasgur’s farm with her boyfriend Rod. For three nights, she shared an outdoor bedroom with 300,000 other rock fans from around the country, most of whom were probably not washing their hands for the length of “Happy Birthday” — or at all.
“There was no food or water, but one of our guys cut an apple into twenty-seven slices and we all shared it,” she said. At some point, a garden hose from one of the farm’s neighbors was passed around and strangers used it as a communal source for bathing and drinking, she said.
And all of this happened during a global pandemic in which over 1 million people died.
H3N2 (or the “Hong Kong flu,” as it was more popularly known) was an influenza strain that the New York Times described as “one of the worst in the nation’s history.” The first case of H3N2, which evolved from the H2N2 influenza strain that caused the 1957 pandemic, was reported in mid-July 1968 in Hong Kong. By September, it had infected Marines returning to the States from the Vietnam War. By mid-December, the Hong Kong flu had arrived in all 50 states.
But schools were not shut down nationwide, other than a few dozen because of too many sick teachers. Face masks weren’t required or even common. Though Woodstock was not held during the peak months of the H3N2 pandemic (the first wave ended by early March 1969, and it didn’t flare up again until November of that year), the festival went ahead when the virus was still active and had no known cure……
……While it’s way too soon to compare the numbers, H3N2 has so far proved deadlier than COVID-19. Between 1968 and 1970, the Hong Kong flu killed between an estimated 1 and 4 million, according to the CDC and Encyclopaedia Britannica, with US deaths exceeding 100,000. As of this writing, COVID-19 has killed more than 295,000 globally and around 83,000 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. But by all projections, the coronavirus will surpass H3N2’s body count even with a global shutdown.
….Aside from the different reactions to H3N2 and COVID-19, the similarities between them are striking. Both viruses spread quickly and cause upper respiratory symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. They infect mostly adults over 65 or those with underlying medical conditions,…..”
….But the differences between how the world responded to two pandemics, separated by 50 years, is more complicated than any single explanation…..” FOR THE COMPLETE ARTICLE CLICK LINK BELOW:
Anyone remember this time? Seriously! If America ever had a time in history, where it stood out among the bravest, strongest and freedom loving and kind people…it was this time, that generation. Oh, evil and stupidity roamed the world here and there, but people loved each other and never backed down from a threat, real or man-made, they stood not taking things too serious and were ready to love and defend the Constitution, their friends, family and neighbors against enemies here and abroad, hence the failed Vietnam war full of Americans, thrown into a war they weren’t allowed to win…but, they also loved, hating war. Suffice to say, something happened to people between 1991 and now. I’ll keep it short, but the following generations after, say 1975, just got dumbbed down, estranged from the wiles of the hidden hand, the deep state, elites.
The brainwashing started a long time ago, and, I guess in parts, many of us failed the future children, we failed to stress as our ancestors before us, other than God being first, above all else… FREEDOM! And this is why so many now walk around following the pack, poor leadership, walking in fear, wearing masks, latex gloves and tyvek suits, hand sanitizer hunting toilet paper 😒 . We have become more divided than ever. Their BS has been spoken so much to monotony by idiots and the nightly news, that because of it, the future is bleak and sad for many in America. Sad, because this generation and our children will never experience the power, freedom and strength our ancestors did. Some things just can’t be passed down, and you still can’t fix stupid. Your freedom and norm must be decided by you and no one else. My hat is off to those born in the 40′ 50’s 60’s and 70’s Fearless and full of common sense; they are the true heroes. It’s not too late to educate. I hope this article (link above) gives you something to think about.
Final Thought: Had it not been for medically induced sickness, many back in the days, would not have experienced flu of any kind. Their flu pandemic came from previous injections to an unsuspecting good people, who just wanted to live life but were deceived into thinking they needed poison injected into their DNA to do it. Maybe we should ignore any and all injections and show that our moms and dads that we learned, and outsmarted that same evil they put up with, today.🔚
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Thanks for posting this, but; I’ll email you…..
“When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes A Duty” “You are the govt’s boss, don’t let them forget it. Don’t play their game, play yours; resistance is mandatory!”