Wall Decals - Lessons of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 - Hospital and Press Headings
Let's learn the lessons of the past.
We are setting this collection to inform about the long term issues of these pandemics.
We hope this posters as wall decals will be used a reminders of a lesson to learn. It is said
that in the US this was erased from history books - now we see it was a big mistake.
Points we have learned from the Spanish Flu Pandemic and some observations:
It is estimated that 40 million died in the 1918 so called Spanish Flu.
In the US people of all social levels or locations died - spread by the soldiers in WWI.
In one case a family of 6 was seen well in the morning, all were dead by 6 pm.
More people may die on the 2nd wave of the illness.
It happened in 1918 in San Francisco, people were eager to go out after the curfew and assembled in large parties and crowds. Then came a 2nd wave with so many deaths that people there were afraid to come out until 2 more years.
Malnourished populations are far more susceptible to the illness.
Thus the poverty induced by the pandemics or prior to them also leads to disaster due to lack of food.
Each pandemic is unique in some ways, as the new viruses are, we simply do not know.
Each person according to his age, heredity, nutrition, fitness, occupation and location will have a unique set of factors affecting his capacity of resist the illness if exposed to it.
Large populated cities tend to have significant pollution that leads to weak respiratory systems in the occupants.
Habits like smoking, drug use, alcoholism etc will also weaken ones immunity and health.
Today many do not have hunger - but still many are not well nourished (junk food/lack of exercise/bad habits/lack of sleep) - all these lead to weakness before a new virus.
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