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In 1918, the Spanish Flu pandemic killed tens of millions of people world wide. At least 50 million people died because of that H1N1 influenza. The dead were buried in mass graves after being collected on horse drawn carriages. Current understanding is that only a vaccine will put an end to this pandemic. How will Covid-19 pandemic end?
How will we get there? We made it through the 1918-1919 pandemic. Coordination between different levels and branches of the government, improved communications regarding spread of influenza, helped stop the spread. New guidelines for infection control, containment measures, including case isolation and closures of public places were developed and practiced. They focused on community containment and infection control measures.
With the War ending, and soldiers coming back home, was that, how it spread in 1918? Vector's can survive on surfaces for days. Planes traveling around the world, to bring us a welcome home present, that we were not prepared for. Vancouver, Washington was one of the first city's to implement social distancing and donning of mask in 1918. They were able to keep the population from decaying and curved the spread.
In conclusion, It was the ideas of cleaning and social distancing that saved us in the 1918-1919 pandemic. The Understanding of the science involved for curving the spread of germs has been fought hard by mankind and we alone deserve the right to overcome the pandemic we face today known as Covid-19. Only through vigilance and standards of practice will we overcome germs and viruses. Everyone just need's to wear your mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing. We can get through this together, We will, get through this together.
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