How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to other infamous viral infections that have plagued us in modern times? It's a question that's been asked repeatedly in social media circles in recent weeks as people struggle to gain a better understanding of what we are facing.
Recently, I received an answer that was terrifying.
The subject was raised during a March 18 webinar featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He is the nation's top infectious disease expert, who was described recently by the Washington Post as the "grandfatherly captain of the coronavirus crisis".
Dr. Fauci was asked by the editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association to put the virus in historical context. His response:
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