Spanish Flu 100 year Anniversary

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The year 2020, the year that some have called the COVID-19 pandemic ‘the Chinese Flu’, is coincidentally one hundred years since the end of the Spanish Flu.


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The Spanish Flu ran from early 1918 through to late 1920, and killed about 50 million people worldwide from about 500 million cases. That is about 100,000 deaths per million cases.

One hundred years between two major pandemics is quite a coincidence.

We can only hope that COVID-19 does not rise to the same level as the Spanish Flu.

COVID-19 is currently about 165,000 deaths from 2.4 million known cases. That is about 69,000 deaths per million cases.


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