What we've learned from the Spanish flu - and what we haven't

Public and political responses to COVID-19 bear some striking similarities to 1918 influenza pandemic, say experts.

08 April 2020

Previous pandemics, such as the Spanish flu of 1918, produced strikingly similar shades of panic, political opportunism, racism, xenophobia and debates around public health versus the economy, according to University of Alberta historian Susan Smith.

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