Quoted from cottonm4:
Yeah, sure. I read the other posted article. But how come no one was talking about it way back when? Why I am only hearing about it 50 years after the fact ?
As I have gotten older, I started getting interested in history. When this is all over, I am going to the city library, pull some film rolls and see what my local news paper was printing at that point in time.
Sorry, I missed that the article was previously linked. I believe your 2 questions are answered mostly by the major changes the world has gone through due to social media and/or the internet alone.
We now easily know about things all over the world that we likely would not have heard about 40 years ago until it was long over (if ever).
I am sure it was reported during that time SOMEWHERE but it wasn't on every newscast, every day for 3 months.
It is inevitable that whatever the most awful thing that can be focused on becomes the topic that is covered ad nauseam. It is a constant ratings war, after all, and stories that scare the crap out of you, make you sad or mad or elicit any kind of emotion gather more audience than stories about cats being saved out of trees.
The current virus? Frightening, no doubt. 1968s virus? Probably as frightening, just not in our face during all of our waking hours.
I am praying we all stay wise and safe, however it is that we get there.
I will likely go back to my corner for another few months now.