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Coronavirus vs. Spanish Flu

As the Covid-19 virus strengthens its grip on the planet, it reminds us of the last time we truly experienced a worldwide pandemic–the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918. And the similarities between the two are uncanny. We know that Spanish Flu infected about 30 percent of the then-world population of 1.8 billion and went on to kill somewhere between 13.5 to 50 million, depending on how you interpret the data.

It’s virtually impossible that this would happen again as we know far more than we did then and now have antibiotics for pneumonia and experimental antiviral drugs. Plus, we are working together rather than fighting World War I as the world was when the Spanish Flu outbreak started. Here’s more from Curious Droid.

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