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.
The Spanish Flu of 1918: the history of a deadly pandemic and lessons for coronavirus
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Auntie, Sister. Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Mother and Wife of German Descent I've lived in Australia since 1959 together with my husband Peter. We have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I started blogging because I wanted to publish some of my childhood memories. I am blogging now also some of my other memories. I like to publish some photos too as well as a little bit of a diary from the present time. Occasionally I publish a story with a bit of fiction in it. Peter, my husband, is publishing some of his stories under berlioz1935.wordpress.com View all posts by auntyuta
3 thoughts on “The Spanish Flu of 1918: the history of a deadly pandemic and lessons for coronavirus”
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.
Stay safe too, Island Traveler. Wishing you and your family all the best. And thanks very much for looking at so many of my posts! 🙂
How did I miss this post Uta? Is this pandemic even worse than the Spanish flu? Only time will tell. Take care. Judith