The spirit that built our area will continue to pull us through

The spirit that built  our area will continue  to pull us through

By MPP  Toby Barrett    

There is little doubt 2020 and the COVID pandemic will be a piece of history taught in the future.

While there have been pandemics before with higher death tolls, never before has a virus brought the entire planet to a halt in the age of global travel and modern medicine. Globally there have been more than 25 million cases and in excess of 850,000 deaths.

To put this in a historical perspective, there have been worse pandemics. The Spanish Flu a hundred years ago is one example, with a death toll in excess of 50 million. The Asian Flu, Russian Flu, and Hong Kong Flu are all other examples where the death toll crossed the million mark.

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