“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
There was a pandemic of a flu-like virus during December and January which filled hospitals to capacity – yet we didn’t panic, lock down or destroy the record low unemployment. Most people didn’t even know about it.
The ICU nurses I met in Nebraska during March told me they believed that was when the COVID-19 pandemic actually occurred. Many hospitals around the country saw record low activity during the official pandemic, but were very busy earlier in the year.