Pandemics Through History: Similarities Between the Spanish Flu and COVID-19

COVID-19 feels like uncharted territory in many ways, but the reality is that the world has faced many pandemics, with the 1918 Spanish Flu being the worst in recent history. It infected 500 million people worldwide–about a third of Earth’s population at the time. One of the best ways to cope with the present situation is to learn from history. Even though so much has changed in the last 100 years, there is a lot that has remained unchanged. So how does the Spanish Flu and COVID-19 compare?

In this infographic, we’ll take a look at the similarities and differences between the Spanish flu and COVID-19.

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