The Spanish Flu of 1918: the history of a deadly pandemic and lessons for coronavirus

What was the Spanish Flu, why was it so deadly – and are there any lessons for today’s world as countries try to stem the spread of Covid-19? (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) 100 years ago, the world was hit by a deadly pandemic during the last months of WWI: the Spanish Flu went on to kill millions of people around the globe. Channel 4 News speaks to Professor Howard Phillip, Professor Nancy Bristow and the writer Laura Spinney – all of whom have studied and written about the Spanish Flu crisis.

3 thoughts on “The Spanish Flu of 1918: the history of a deadly pandemic and lessons for coronavirus

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I read it too & added it in my earlier post of Coronavirus. Sadly, many don’t even learn from most recent history. In my side of the world, people are still fighting weather to wear mask or not while infection is widespread. Hopefully everyone wakes up and work together. Stay safe.

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