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The Spanish Flu pandemic hit the world 100 years ago. Are there any lessons for today as countries try to stem the spread of Covid-19?
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?
100 years ago, the world was hit by a deadly pandemic during the last months of World War I: the Spanish Flu went on to kill millions of people around the globe.
We spoke to Professor Howard Phillip, Professor Nancy Bristow and the writer Laura Spinney – all of whom have studied and written about the Spanish Flu crisis.