How will history view COVID-19 measures whiners?
Letter to the Editor
Last updated 8/6/2020 at 10:52am
My Dad was born in October, 1917, in New Cumberland, West Virginia, my Mum in November, 1919, in Somerset, England. During Dad’s first year of life, the 1918 flu pandemic struck; Mum’s first year was during the second year of the same pandemic, during a time when medical care was not as advanced as now and before inoculations for many diseases were generally known or available. Isolation, social distancing and face masks were used then also, and folks complained but most complied and overcame the pandemic to the benefit of all.
When Dad was 12 and Mum was 10, the Great Depressi...