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History Repeat Itself: Inside the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic that Left 50 Million Dead

Isn’t funny how history often repeats itself?

We have heard that before but now we are actually seeing it occur in real-time. At this moment in time, we are seeing what many in the corporate media are calling a pandemic sweeping the country and the world, but is it anything like the 1918 Spanish flu?

The Spanish Flu the deadliest kind in history affected one in four people and claimed 50 million lives. Yes, you read that correctly, 50 million!

To put this into greater perspective, World War I occurred during the years 1914-1918 and claimed about 20 million lives leaving the world in shock. However, just as they were dealing with one world cataclysm another was just brewing on the horizon. As the great war was wrapping up the Spanish Flu was ramping up and swept through the world as a dark swarm of locuts. The Spanish Flu killed THREE TIMES the amount of the great war, and still, people are not aware of its ramifications.

H1N1 influenza known as the Spanish flu swept the globe throughout 1918 and ultimately affected more than one-fourth of the world’s population. It spread to the farthest reaches of the planet — from the Arctic to the remote islands of the Pacific — and claimed upwards of 50 million lives worldwide (though some say as many as 100 million).

By the time the worst of it ended in late 1918, it was the worst outbreak of its kind in human history. Nevertheless, experts still aren’t clear on exactly why the Spanish flu was especially deadly or even where it first started.

What we do know is that World War I only exacerbated the spread and mortality of the disease, though world leaders tried to downplay the flu’s effects in their own countries in order to not seem weak during wartime. But after the war ended and in the decades since, the true history that came to light about the Spanish flu pandemic indeed showed what a historic tragedy it truly was.

“Death Was There All The Time”: The Spanish Flu Sweeps The Globe. Despite the scores of studies that attempted to make sense of the 1918 flu pandemic after the fact, experts were never able to determine for certain where it started.

One prominent theory is that it began at a British army base in France, while another — albeit disputed — theory is that it started in northern China and was carried to Europe by Chinese laborers. Yet another noteworthy theory is that it originated in Kansas, where some of the first cases were noted in very early 1918.

Regardless of where it started, the Spanish flu spread quickly starting in the winter of 1918. With many of the early outbreak points being military bases, troops carried the disease across the Atlantic and throughout Europe as armies were deployed for World War I.

Troop movements, new modes of transportation (automobiles and planes, for starters), and easy transmission via coughing and sneezing allowed the Spanish flu to spread with ease. And once you were infected, you could experience standard flu symptoms fever and aches — but perhaps also a deadly form of pneumonia in which the patient’s “lungs filled with bloody fluid. They choked on the pinkish froth as they gasped for their last breath.”

In the end, death rates were about 2.5 percent and a total of 50 million are believed to have died.

The COVID virus is not nearly as deadly, but we are seeing the corrupt government use it as a means to strip our nation of our God-given rights. Yes, no one desires to get sick but as you can see the Spanish Flu was indeed deadly and that is why precautions were put into place at that time. Though we live in a different time where hygiene is ten times better than it was back in 1918 and here we are allowing the government to overreach and strip freedoms over a virus that has a 98% plus survival rate.

If this was like the Spanish Flu I would be shouting from the rooftops to shelter in place and take heed, but it isn’t. So, learn from our history and stop listening to the media that will do anything to keep their ratings up and you in compliance.

 

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