Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Spanish Flu of 1918

Since I haven't been able to finish a post for you, please check out this very well done documentary on the historical facts of what happened when everything went wrong in 1918. It was a time when our government didn't respond to the threat accordingly and hundreds of thousands died. Millions died around the world.

It was worse than the black death of the Middle Ages because it was so widespread. Unlike the Black Plague, it touched almost every corner of the globe. It was the last time when a deadly flu was a major threat to our civilization. It wiped out 3 to 4% of the entire world population.

It is believed that the Spanish Flu of 1918 was a pandemic that infected 500 million people which was about one in every 4 people in the world at that time. It lasted from January of 1918 through December 1920. But frankly, it's residual effects lasted long after the treat had ended.

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