Are you curious to know what have we learned since the last occurrence? Since then, we have made significant advances in medicine, health care and science. We are now able to communicate the dangers around the world in a split second. Our current resources allow us to sustain and endure for long periods of time, and our product supply lines are abundant. Manufacturers and businesses from around the world are able to supply or redesign health care and safety products with surprising swiftness. Governments are able to manage people, resources and economies. They are able to take remedial steps to ensure public safety and reduce and, hopefully, eradicate health concerns.
From a technological standpoint we are very advanced and much better prepared today than 100 years ago.
But, what have we learned about ourselves? Does human nature include selflessness and/or a desire to help others in such troubled times? I like to think it does! Does justice and fairness come to a screeching halt when such concerns befall us? I’d like to think it’s during these moments when our highest ideals are indispensable.