Spanish Flu

Total 5 Posts

Eliminating coronavirus will be expensive and difficult – But here’s why it’s preferable to suppression.

6 min read
The UK seems to be following a suppression strategy, having eased control measures in recent weeks. However, suppression tactics aren’t appropriate for dangerous diseases – and in the long term prove just as expensive.

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – In 1918 many Americans were β€˜slackers’.

6 min read
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?

Will flu or cold viruses push the new coronavirus out of circulation this winter?

5 min read
This winter, the field of respiratory viruses will be crowded.

Coronavirus: What a second wave might look like.

5 min read
Epidemiological models and concepts like R can help in establishing where, how, when and for how long, the government needs to intervene to prevent the second wave.

Stay Alert, Infodemic, Black Death: The fascinating origins of pandemic terms.

4 min read
Language always tells a story. As COVID-19 shakes the world, many of the words we’re using to describe it originated during earlier calamities – and have colourful tales behind them.
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