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RSS FeedsWhy Was The 1918 Flu Outbreak So Deadly?
(WorldNews Health)

 
 

11 august 2020 16:29:15

 
Why Was The 1918 Flu Outbreak So Deadly?
(WorldNews Health)
 


Back in April 2020, Bill Gates described the novel coronavirus behind the ongoing pandemic as the `once-in-a-century pathogen we`ve been worried about.” He was, of course, making reference to the especially nasty strain of flu that took hold of the world just over 100 years ago during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Of all plagues great and small, few disease outbreaks have ever been more deadly than this one. Known as the `Spanish flu`, the pandemic is thought to have wiped out over 50 million people, with some estimates going as high as 100 million – that`s way, way more than the number of deaths seen during the human-made horror of World War I, which had only just concluded in 1918. But what...


 
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