- Racism/prejudice against some groups
- Spread of propaganda and fake news
- States censorship/cover up (although worse in 1918
- Inequality in access to healthcare especially marginalized and minority groups
- Indiscriminate infections (world leaders and the average Joe)
- Poor countries with weak health systems and lack of basic hygiene facilities struggled to cope.
- Chaos and political decisions negatively impacted on the disease spread.
Spanish flu infected 50% of the world’s population. Killed between 50-100 million people (2.5-5%) of the global population.
Lessons to be learned! Spreading fake news hamper the efforts of public officials. Think before you post!
April 24, 2020