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March 25, 2020


Thanks very much.

This is one of the most powerful poems ever written. Thanks for posting it, PM and Peter.

Which, of course, adds a very much needed sense of proportion amongst all the panic and hysteria! As 'SoD' (Son of Duff) puts it over at my place:

"The worldwide total deaths from C19 since it kicked off - 20,860 - just exceeded the British deaths on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1st July 2016 - 19,240 ...

The Brits gained 3 square miles of territory.
The battle went on until 18th November 2016."

Not an inapt comparison seeing as we are just getting started with Covid. Mind you the deaths in battle did not follow an exponential curve as it went on did it? Feel free to jump into the trenches.

The GOP has reworked that sentiment into "Dulce decorum est pro patria mori oeconomia."

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