1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. What Can We Learn?

CBS News: “The pandemic of H1N1 virus in 1918 infected about one-third of the world’s population, causing at least 50 million deaths, including more than a half-million in the United States. Martha Teichner reports.”

“Historical documentary about 1918 Swine Flu or Spanish Flu and the role of World War I in spreading the disease among troops making it into a worldwide plague of devastating proportions. The video covers where it began, how and where it spread, the symptoms, how it affected America and whether it could happen again. The music is “Blood and Ivory Keys” by 19between. Used with Permission.”

5 lessons on social distancing from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic: One big lesson: You can’t give up early on social distancing.

Cities That Went All In on Social Distancing in 1918 Emerged Stronger for It. They had lower mortality rates from the influenza pandemic. But their economies also appeared to fare better.

 

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