The masks were even vagabonds and robbers
When the word “coronavirus” climb with all the cracks, hard to keep calm.
And that’s where we come to the lived experience. Remember how we were tempered in such epidemics, it is interesting and instructive. And even funny.
Get carried away into the past through old publications in the newspaper “Industrial Zaporozhye Panorama” and photos from the editorial files.
2005: avian flu
Attack discovered in the Crimea. December 3, 2005 President Viktor Yushchenko introduced in the Autonomous Republic of state of emergency.
As the Zaporizhia region, the bird flu is not reached, the correspondent of “Industrialki” phoned in the Crimean village of Nekrasovka to learn what it’s like to live in the hearth of the disease. It turned out, the bird burned, people were given compensation: chicken – 15 UAH, duck – 24, Gus – 36, the Turkey – 90.
When a week later, the reporter again called in Sochi, he replied: “Everything is fine – poultry in the village”.
– Are you afraid of bird flu? asked the newspaper Zaporizhzhya region. The respondents were afraid, but not much.
The price of chicken poshest then not particularly affected. Well, who will reduce it – even from bird flu.
However, the demand for chicken has not changed. Anyway, in cafes and restaurants then it is not diminished. But the banal jokes at the dishes of chicken has become more.
The hunters went into a rage and began to shoot all the wild birds – migratory sparrows, crows, and rooks.
But the world Boxing champion Vladimir Sidorenko complained that he could not hunt in the vicinity of Sevastopol.
This city is a graduate of Energodar Boxing chose the place of residence (lived there, relatives of his wife).
And with football and other mass spectacles, then nothing has changed – everything was on schedule. Football, however, by the time (it was already January 2006) ended, and Metalurh, in contrast to migratory birds, the Black sea flew safely.
But scientists (or the media under the guise of scientists?) frightened by the possible spread of avian flu throughout Ukraine during the spring bird migration. Fortunately, did not materialize.
2009: the swine flu
Gauze masks snapped up immediately.
Medical mask is sewed all – Zaporizhzhya factory of clothes “Selena” and Melitopol “elegant”, workshop regional psychiatric hospital” patients of the 5th city hospital. Zaporizhia prisoners also sewed the mask.
Scary lemons rose in price up to as much as 19.90 per kilo (ha-ha, now the “normal” price – 43.85).
“Don’t panic!” begged the newspaper. But lemons already on 35!
6-th city hospital, a man came and said that will not go away until you put in the hospital. Had to put.
Antiviral drugs in pharmacies of dare.
– What do you do to not get sick? – I asked “Industrialna” the Cossacks in the midst of the hype with the swine flu. Among the responses: “strong”, “responsible wife”, “drinking vitamin C”, “eat onions and garlic”, “wear the armband”.
The mask, incidentally, then became a hit.
In transport – the passions. Because there were passengers wearing masks. From “contagious” shy and call them “humanoids”. Impressionable ladies suffer from the smell of onions and garlic in the bus.
Teachers at the time of quarantine was connected to the making of masks.
Masks, however, are wearing, shall we say, relaxed – Chairman of the regional anti-epidemic Commission Mykola Frolov and Deputy Governor Oleksandr Sin.
The mask even managed to use it to disguise for a Bank robbery.
The masks were even homeless.
The term “overdiagnosis” – excess epidporog has been determined not by the number of cases, and the number seeking medical help. Doctors play safe and put the diagnosis “influenza”.
– We should stop “playing the epidemic” and to sow panic among the population, – was indignant the Governor Alexander Starukh.
And when, in the area finally came the swine flu to 5 cases on November 18, 2009 – on the same day, lifted a taboo on cultural events and on 23 November the children went to school.
From today’s perspective do you think the more panic, the funnier then looks for all the fuss. Maybe take into account below ten years do not laugh at me today. However, laughter is a great medicine.