The History of Pandemic Lockdowns in the US

Written on July 15, 2020. Written by .

Deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic are still occurring, but this provides a picture of how COVID-19 currently compares to previous pandemics. Years of life lost per 1000 population provides the best metric for comparison of overall severity.

During the 1918 pandemic “Social distancing measures were introduced, for example closing schools, theatres, and places of worship, limiting public transportation, and banning mass gatherings. Wearing face masks became common in some places, such as Japan, though there were debates over their efficacy. There was also some resistance to their use, as exemplified by the Anti-Mask League of San Francisco.” There were no lockdowns like the one’s seen in 2020.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu

US Population
https://www.census.gov/population/estimates/nation/popclockest.txt
https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL?locations=US
https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/

US Deaths
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1957-1958-pandemic.html
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1968-pandemic.html
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/2009-h1n1-pandemic.html
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm

Mean Age
https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2010/03/study-life-years-lost-h1n1-pandemic-had-sizable-impact
https://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/ages_deaths.htm
https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/global-covid-19-case-fatality-rates

Years Life Lost
https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2010/03/study-life-years-lost-h1n1-pandemic-had-sizable-impact
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.19.20136069v1.full.pdf

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