Four lessons the Spanish flu can teach us about coronavirus

Up to 100 million people died in 1918-19 in the world’s deadliest pandemic. What can we learn?

Spanish flu is estimated to have killed between 50 million and 100 million people when it swept the globe in 1918-19 – more than double the number killed in the first world war. Two-thirds of its victims died in a three-month period and most were aged 18-49. So what lessons has the world’s deadliest pandemic taught us?

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