Was there a pandemic in the 60s -- called the Hong Kong Flu? How many people died?
- AugustLv 61 month agoFavourite answer
1968 Pandemic (H3N2 virus) caused 1 millions deaths world wide
- LudwigLv 61 month ago
Yes. Also one in the late 50's ('Asian flu') and others in the seventies and nineties. Genetic studies now show that all flu epidemics since 1918 have been by viruses which were descended from the 'Spanish Flu' strain, and therefore to some extent have been extensions of one great pandemic.
- D50Lv 61 month ago
And it wasn't racist to call it Hong Kong flu since HK was still a British colony. So white people were responsible, not Chinese.
- NormanLv 71 month ago
Yes, nobody knows for sure how many died but there was no over-reaction then because the Snowflake generation hadn't yet been born.