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by Hannah Leitheiser

This is Not the Spanish Flu - Part 1

#corvid19 #spanishflu #pandemic

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

John M. Barry

2005

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2020-03-14

- John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (2005)

I began this book to quell fear. While things are getting weird here, this won't be the plague, or 1918 epidemic. Right?

(Hopeful reasons) Why CORVID-19 is not the Spanish flu - Part 1.

It's not the Spanish flu. Inane statement, yes, but SARS-CoV-2 (our current virus) is not the nasty strain of H1N1 that killed quickly and violently.
There may be no good way to die,
but if you had to sort,
Spanish flu would be
near the bottom.

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