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History suggests the financial consequences of the Covid pandemic will be hard to judge at this stage. The bond market scuppered fiscal aid during the Irish potato blight; but life insurers found the Spanish flu a blessing in disguise. via @bopinion 

2. In fact, this pandemic is on track to be the worst the world has seen since the 1918 Spanish Flu. Deaths to #Covid19  have far surpassed the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, which is thought to have killed fewer than a quarter million people worldwide.

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The Civil War. The Spanish flu of 1918-19. World War II. And now, the coronavirus pandemic. These are the four deadliest events in American history, and nothing else comes close.

From Spanish flu to COVID-19, how NYC’s oldest restaurants are surviving 2nd pandemic

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Emma Donoghue's new book, The Pull of the Stars, tells the story of three women — a nurse, a doctor and an activist — in war-ravaged Ireland during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. She says she's spooked by the overlap between her new novel and COVID-19.

A 102-year-old woman in New Hampshire survived COVID-19 earlier this summer. What makes “Gerri” Schappals' survival more incredible is that she survived the Spanish Flu, then 2 bouts with cancer later in life.

From Spanish flu to COVID-19, how NYC's oldest restaurants are surviving 2nd pandemic via @nypost 

Spanish Flu second wave graphs: Did the 1918 pandemic have a second wave?

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Spanish Flu second wave graphs: Did the 1918 pandemic have a second wave?

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SPAIN: 107 year old woman Ana del Valle, who beat the Spanish flu in 1918, has now also beaten a coronavirus infection.

ITALY: 101-year old man who was born during the Spanish Flu pandemic has recovered from a coronavirus infection

Here is a photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I. The photo was taken by a student, Thomas Carter. It was provided by Georgia Tech alumnus Andy McNeal.

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1918 — Spanish Flu. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana

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Spanish Flu. West Nile Virus. Zika. Ebola. All named for places. Before the media’s fake outrage, even CNN called it “Chinese Coronavirus.” Those trying to divide us must stop rooting for America to fail and give Americans real info they need to get through the crisis.

The 1918 Spanish flu hit in 3 waves. We are only in the first wave. We can’t assume that because we are seeing some positive signs this will be over soon or that additional waves won’t hit. NYS will not underestimate this enemy.

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live through the Great Depression and the Spanish Flu at the same time. With Andrew Johnson as president.

95-year-old Bill Kelly and 104-year-old William Lapschies—two great Oregon veterans—have "collectively survived World War II, the Great Depression, the Spanish Flu epidemic … and now COVID-19." America salutes you! US

I don’t understand why China gets upset bc we refer to the virus that originated there the ”Chinese virus” Spain never got upset when we referred to the Spanish flu in 1918&1919

FYI: After WWI ended, 100 years ago today, a scattered epidemic of the Spanish Flu became a pandemic, as millions of soldiers shipped home, spreading the disease internationally, killing an additional 50-million people worldwide.

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