Pandemics then and now—a reassessment of the 1918 flu in the light of Covid

Dec 14, 2021, 05:00 AM

As we enter the third year of the Covid crisis, people the world over are now familiar with the concept and the reality of a ‘pandemic’. But how does it compare and with the previous pandemic—the ‘Spanish flu’ of 1918-19? What are the similarities? What are the differences? To address these and other questions join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Patricia Marsh, Ida Milne, Grace Mulcahy, and Luke O’Neill.

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Image: Emergency influenza hospital at Camp Funston, Kansas, USA, in 1918.
(National Museum of Health and Medicine, USA)