Like you, whenever I look at my phone or my TV I see news about COVID-19. The reason it’s such a big deal is because every 100 years or so the world experiences a pandemic like the Spanish flu. That flu infected 500 million people and anywhere from 17 million to 50 million people died.
No one knew what was killing them. There were theories, crazy theories. People said it was because the planets were aligned a certain way, others said it was caused by bad oats from Russia, still others said it was caused by volcanic eruptions. Go easy on these people. We didn’t know about viruses until 1940. The Spanish flu happened in 1918-1920. And we didn’t know much about infection control either. Spanish flu patients were crammed together into rooms filled with cots. Read More