Events During the Lifetime of People in Their Early 70's
Polio was our first experience when we were very young. Our memories are dependent on whether we knew someone who was impacted. My next door neighbor died and her brother was in a full body cast and went to school via telephone for one year. Their home was quarantined.
The table below shows deaths from major events over the past seventy years for the USA.
*Covid-19 Annualized Rate is a guestimate based on the deaths in the first 5.5 months of the US Pandemic, and projected to the end of 12 months. The actual number of deaths could be much lower or higher - time will tell.
911 was probably the greatest shock. This shows the impact of the media. By now we have seen the videos of the planes crashing into the buildings many times.
The wars in Iraq and Aghanistan seemed to go on forever. A very sad thing.
Covid-19 is our latest impact. It is taking place when we are no longer young and are much more vulnerable. And we don't know how long it will run or whether it will become more or less lethal.
This Too Shall Pass.