Spanish flu vs COVID-19: An Australian perspective of a pandemic | Australian Story
ABC News In-depth
Now that you’ve learned more about COVID-19, the Spanish Flu and some parallels between both, let’s take a look at this video from ABC News In-depth, an Australian Story.
It seems like very few people knew or even cared about the victims of the 1918-1919 pandemic. Not until COVID-19 struck. In Australia alone, there were 15,000 victors of the “forgotten flu”. Watch the Australian documentary.
Check out the parallels with the current pandemic — the mask-wearing, the quarantining, the social isolation — Australian Story goes into the archives and interviewed the country’s expert historians.
Five things to know about COVID-19 transmission (WHO)
Spanish Flu: A Warning from History (Cambridge University)
Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with Spanish flu at a hospital ward at Camp Funston, Wikimedia Commons
When is a Pandemic Over? by TedEd
How Pandemics Spread by TedEd