And WHY are we talking about it? We're talking about it now because of COVID. Were we talking about it 6 months ago? No. Were we talking about it 5 years ago? No.From your lips to god's ears, as they say, but the Spanish Flu was 100+ years ago, and we're talking about it (and the vast majority of us haven't Googled it).
This has NOTHING to do with "tough talk". This has to do with the reality of life in the US where people can't see past their smartphones. And there is NO WAY to know if the vast majority of us have or haven't Googled the Spanish Flu.
330+ million Americans. There is NO WAY to know what the percentage will be until the pandemic is over. And the bloviating is him asking if I'll wager my life. Maybe rhetoric is a better word to use than bloviating.