When I was a kid, there was this one kid that had allergies. The other kids didn’t even know what this meant.
I’ve wondered about the peanut allergy. No kids I knew in grade school or high school or college had peanut allergies that I knew of. Now they are all over the place. Years ago everyone freaked out since young kids choked on peanuts and they also choked on eating peanut butter straight. The advice was no peanuts until they are two or three.
I wonder if the delayed introduction of peanuts is the problem. Sure, don’t feed peanuts or a peanut butter sandwich so a young kid, but give them a small taste of it on a regular basis when they are young.
The kids with allergies these days seem to have overly fussy parents. Also, everyone is washing their hands every time they touch something. I never heard of the “three second rule” as a kid. Any food we dropped as a kid went into our mouths unless there was so much dirt on it that it was too gritty. Kids rub their finger on a rough surface these days and they immediately want a band-aid. We raised our kids outdoors in the dirt and they don’t have any allergies.
Years ago, before we knew about the peanut allergy, they died ~ end of story. That’s why you didn’t hear about it.