As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?
It’s always dangerous to put present-day events into historic perspectives. That’s especially true when political leaders have compared the coronavirus pandemic to a war effort.
How politicians and the public in Denver, Colorado handled the 1918 flu epidemic is relevant to today.
Australia’s island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here’s what we’ve learned along the way.
Plagues and flu pandemics of the past have led to long-term disadvantages for those affected, and increased prejudice.
PODCAST: The third part of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how the world recovered from major crises throughout history focuses on the recovery after 1918.