The 1918 Influenza and Pneumonia data from Chicago provides an excellent baseline against which the Corona Crisis of 2020 can be assessed.
The baseline data was manually assembled based upon a visual assessment of the 1918 Influenza and Pneumonia daily death graph for Chicago.
On a per capita basis the Corona Crisis in Italy [population 60 million] is relatively insignificant when compared to the 1918 Influenza and Pneumonia deaths in Chicago which then had a population of about 2½ million people.
The pronounced offset of the maximum deaths in Italy further highlights the suspicion that the Italian data includes more than Corona Virus 2019 deaths.
The quick thinking of the World Health Organization transformed the Italian Corona Virus Epidemic into the miraculous Lazarus Pandemic.
The alignment of the maximum deaths in Spain [population 47 million] reinforces the view that the Corona Virus 2019 is not a particularly severe form of influenza.
Unfortunately, the Corona Crisis data from France [population 67 million] is compromised from the 2nd April onwards because the authorities started “adding death cases” from old people’s homes that had gone unrecorded since the 1st March.
However, these late additions suggest these benign sounding “old people’s homes” might be more accurately labelled: Old People’s Death Camps.
Unsurprisingly, the Corona Crisis data from Germany [population 83 million] continues to under perform and further reinforces the view that the Corona Virus 2019 is not a particularly severe form of influenza.
It was evident ten days ago there was a dearth of deaths in Deutschland.
Ten days later the dire deficiency of deaths still dominates Deutschland.
This view is strongly supported by the Corona Crisis daily death data from Greece [population 10¾ million] which hasn’t yet made it into double digits.
Which ever way you look at the current Corona Crisis in Europe it pales into relative insignificance when compared to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.