51 of 102 Pilgrims die of vicious sickness
We find that historians have listed that sickness as a
combination of pneumonia, scurvy, & T.B.--However, if
there's a reasonable doubt, then the historians may not be
accurate-- For example, that only recently--it's now been
determined that Napoleon actually died of arsenic poisoning
--not a natural death.
So, if our figures are correct, of the 16 adult married
women aboard the Mayflower, only 4 survived to see summer,
their death rate was 75%, of the men, their deaths were 50%
and amazing enough, the children only had a 25% death rate.
This is just the reverse of what you normally expect of a
disease, or sickness-- Disease usually takes the elderly,
and the young--since they are more susceptible to disease--
But there's been one disease, that causes major-concerns
in this world today, commonly known as "Bird Flu"--And
the reason, it commands so much attention--that when it lastappeared--"out-of control"..., It was called, "The
SPANISH FLU"--In 1918-1920, during those two years, it
KILLED MORE THAN 50 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, which
was more people than the four-years of "BLACK-DEATH" plague
in Europe...In Spain, they report that 8 million deaths
occured from "This FLU..!And the United States regards
it as the "worse out-break" of a contigious disease that
they ever recorded, and our Doctors felt helpless to stop
it's victims of 675,000 deaths. And the 'real-shock' was
that it's major targets were the 20 to 40 yr-old adults,
in their prime, normally-healthy condition! The elderly,
and children seemed to be escaping it's attention!Are
the Medical Authorities afraid that it might happen again?
--HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS ARE BEING DESTROYED in
these last two years..!And there was research being done
from 2000 to 2004, which verifies how lethal it is..under
controlled--Lab conditions...For an eyeful, type in
"Spanish Flu" on your search-feature of your computor--
and see what they had in the "Past", and what they know
"Now"---the information is rather extensive!And they
say that it probably has occurred before as "swine-flu"...
My question is this--"Did the Pilgrims have any "Ducks"
or "Chickens" aboard the 'Mayflower'--?"Because, if they
did, we may have an alternate answer, of what the Pilgrims
were dying of--possibly, an 'early version' of "Spanish-
Flu"--(now known as "Bird-Flu")After all, the Mayflower
Pilgrims were selected as the most "Healthy Candidates",
as parties for this 1st northeastern landing in America--
I hope that there are others on this Mayflower Forum,
who will check me out--on my suggestion that we may have
discovered "Other Evidence" of what tragedy may have
struck the Mayflower-Landing-- Type in "Spanish Flu", and
see how much we may NOT have known...about their "vicious
sickness"--which hit these 'Prime of Life' people...
I'm not saying that the original assumption is wrong--
just that it may have been something, that our common
medical practice didn't quite cover all of the bases...
Jerry, Descendant of the Mayflower 'Whites'