Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

Spanish Flu


Digging Deep: Study reveals 100-year-old virus genomes responsible for Spanish Flu

July 16, 2022 5:25 pm

A study published in Nature Communications sheds light on the genome of the H1N1 influenza A virus that was responsible for the pandemic outbreak back in 1918.

Woman who survived Spanish flu, world war succumbs to Covid

September 30, 2021 5:12 pm

Primetta Giacopini's life ended the way it began — in a pandemic. She was two years old when she lost her mother to the Spanish flu in Connecticut in 1918. Giacopini contracted Covid-19 earlier this month.

Telling Numbers: 'Spanish flu' toll crossed, Covid-19 is now deadliest pandemic in US

September 22, 2021 8:29 am

Covid-19 has now claimed more lives in the US than the 1918 pandemic of what is commonly referred to as the 'Spanish flu'. That makes it the deadliest pandemic ever in the US.

People dropped whisky into their noses to treat Spanish flu. Here's what else they took that would raise eyebrows today

September 20, 2021 3:13 pm

In much of Australia just after WWI there were often no doctors close by. So many people were used to dosing themselves with homemade potions and remedies

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.