Monday, October 28, 2019

Remembering the Asian Flu

In 1957 an Asian influenza pandemic, known as 'Asian flu', constituted the worst global epidemic since the end of the First World War, killing more than a million people in two years, including 16,000 in Britain and 70,000 in the United States.

- From History of the Twentieth Century by Martin Gilbert

[I recall the Asian Flu but didn't realize how many people it killed. Incidentally, Martin Gilbert's book is a great review of significant events.]

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