Pandemics then and now—a reassessment of the 1918 flu in the light of Covid
As we enter the third year of the Covid crisis, people the world over are now familiar with the
concept and the reality of a ‘pandemic’.
But how does it compare and with the previous pandemic—the ‘Spanish flu’ of 1918-19? What are the similarities? What are the differences?
To address these and other questions join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Patricia Marsh,
Ida Milne, Grace Mulcahy, and Luke O’Neill.
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Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative