The 1918 Spanish Flu-A Conspiracy of Silence | Mysteries of the Microscopic World

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In these three lectures on the deadliest epidemic of all time, meet the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish flu, investigating its structure, method of infection, and strategy for evading the human immune system. Also learn where it first appeared and how it mutated into a far more virulent strain.

The 1918 Spanish Flu-The Philadelphia Story | Mysteries of the Microscopic World (Part 2 of 3)

Track the mutated form of the 1918 Spanish flu as it reached American shores and killed an estimated 675,000 people out of a population of 105 million. Philadelphia is a horrifying example of the medieval-like conditions that affected a bustling city trying to deal with mass infection and death.

The 1918 Spanish Flu-The Search for the Virus | Mysteries of the Microscopic World (Part 3 of 3)

Follow one of the most gripping detective stories of modern times-the search to recover an intact virus from the 1918 Spanish flu. Also learn what made the 1918 flu a more powerful killer than the similar strain that attacked in 1976 and 2009.

The Spanish Flu & How The World Recovered (1918-1929) History Documentary

1918 influenza pandemic survivor interview: Mrs. Edna Boone, interviewed 2008

Mrs. Boone, 100 year-old resident of Mobile, tells how her family was the only family in a small rural Alabama area that did not contract the flu during the 1918 flu outbreak. Mrs. Boone’s family all became responders in her community. Her parents become instant nurses and she delivered soup to the door of ill families.

Ann Brantley, R.N., of the Alabama Department of Public Health conducted the interview on January 28, 2008, and it was recorded by the Video Communications Division of the ADPH.


Viral Intelligence: What Is Coronavirus? | The Great Courses Plus

In order to understand how something so tiny like the coronavirus that you can’t even see with a regular microscope can bring the world to a halt, you have to understand what a virus is. Join Kevin Ahern, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, to look at the novel coronavirus through the lens of science as he uncovers what a virus is, what a virus isn’t, and what it will take to reduce the spread and end the pandemic.

How does Coronavirus (Covid-19) compare to Spanish flu?

The last time we saw a truly worldwide pandemic was the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak just over 100 years ago but how does it compare to the current Covid-19 situation. We know that Spanish Flu infected about 30% of the then world population of 1.8 billion and went on the kill somewhere between 13.5 to 50 million depending on how you interpret the data. It’s virtually impossible that this would happen again as we know far more than we did then and have antibiotics for pneumonia and experimental antiviral drugs, even though we don’t have a vaccine yet. We are also working together rather than fighting the first world war as they were when the Spanish Flu outbreak started.

What You Need to Know about Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself from Germs: Infectious Diseases (24-part series):…


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