Remembering just how deadly influenza was back in 1918

An influenza outbreak in 1918 took the lives of 100 million people worldwide. The deaths took place in fewer than 18 months with over sixty-six percent of the deaths taking place during a 3 month period in the fall. The human population in 1918 was 1.5 billion. So the death of 100 million people is just 6.6% of the human population at the time. But over 500 million people, 1/3rd of the human population got sick from the flu. Yes you read that correctly. 1/3rd of the human population got sick from this flu in an one year period. The impact was profound on every aspect of life. Read more about it in The Washington Post.

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