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Friday, July 23, 2021

Spanish Flu


Painting the Spanish Flu: How iconic art and literature depicted the ailing, the dead

June 18, 2021 5:27 pm

The Spanish flu or the H1N1 influenza of 1918 infected 500 million people worldwide, an epidemic far more cataclysmic than Covid-19. The artists and writers who suffered from the virus, delineated their personal experiences in their works.

Unless there is sustained investment in health budgets, we will again face a crisis in the next pandemic

May 16, 2021 8:27 am

All governments pledge to allocate resources for health during a pandemic but soon after it is over, our priorities go back to other sectors.

Lessons from 1918 Spanish flu: When mask laws triggered protests in US

August 09, 2020 8:31 pm

Then, as today, an intense debate had ensued over the utility and convenience of wearing masks. Citizens neglected the ordinance, showed defiance, and some also organised protests.

HRD wants universities to study how India handled 1918 Spanish flu pandemic

April 27, 2020 10:07 am

The ministry has advised the universities to set up research teams and study the levels of awareness of COVID-19 in villages near their campuses.

Explained: Amid coronavirus outbreak, a look at epidemics that have hit India since 1900

March 17, 2020 1:57 pm

The World Health Organization defines epidemics as “the occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness, specific health-related behaviour, or other health-related events clearly in excess of normal expectancy.