Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Getting my parents and grandparents to talk about their experiences during the Great Depression and World War II was always difficult. They lived in the pre-Dr. Phil generation before people went public with their deepest thoughts.I have been thinking how they might have responded to the current panic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I suspect their reactions would come in ways far different from ours.Between 1931 and 1940, the unemployment rate during the Great Depression rose to above 14 percent. One out of four Americans were out of work. We are not at that level today, but the total number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has risen above 26 million. Some predict it will get worse.ROBERT GARRETT: CORONAVIRUS — 6 LESSONS FROM A NEW JERSEY HOSPITAL SYSTEM ON THE FRONT LINESThe Congressional Budget Office forecasts the unemployment rate will surge to 16 percent by this September. We have a larger population today and potentially more jobs lost than those earlier generations experienced.More from OpinionDuring World War II the draft was in force. Young men, many of whom had never been away from their small towns, were sent

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