A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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How politicians and the public in Denver, Colorado handled the 1918 flu epidemic is relevant to today.
July 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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Lethargic global response to COVID-19: How the human brain's failure to assess abstract threats cost us dearly
Human beings have difficulty assessing distant threats.
April 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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Bickering between the states and Victoria's initial silence on the outbreak made the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic worse.
March 22, 2020 • ~11 min
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The so-called 'Spanish flu' didn't actually come from Spain. What else do people often misunderstand about this famous crisis?
March 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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