How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic

How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic

People have turned to historical experience with influenza pandemics to try to make sense of COVID-19 and for good reason. Influenza and coronavirus share basic similarities in the way they’re transmitted via respiratory droplets and the surfaces they land on.

Unreal Side has Collected some historical photos to remind you that this is not the first pandemic ever happened in the world and to see how people of that time coped with that situation of theirs& You may be surprised.

How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Talk under the Masks
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
In 1918 Someone Made This Cat A Tiny Flu Mask!
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
New mode trends
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Photo: A woman wears a flu mask during the Spanish flu epidemic. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Government Recommendations
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
St. Louis Post Dispatch / Wikimedia Commons
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Daily news
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Hospitals were full with patients
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Kids during quarantine
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Women wear cloth surgical-style masks to protect against influenza
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
A telephone operator with protective gauze
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Sewing mask nuns
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Precautions taken during the influenza epidemic.
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Kids wear a bag of camphor around their necks to ward off the virus.
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
H1N1 flu stowed away with soldiers returning from World War I. (Keystone View Co./Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, CC BY 4.0)
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Men gargling with salt and water at Camp Dix in New Jersey as a preventive measure against the influenza epidemic.
The National Archives
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
A pandemic from a century ago doesn’t necessarily chart the course of the pandemic happening now. (National Photo Company Collection/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, CC BY 4.0)
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Walking in the epidemic time
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
KISS under the MASK
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Wearing a Mask was Patriotic act!
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Court is held outdoors in a park due to the epidemic, San Francisco, 1918. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
A man sprays a bus of the London General Omnibus Co, with anti-flu preparation in March 1920. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
A New York city street sweeper wears a mask to help check the spread of the influenza epidemic, October 1918. In the view of one official of the New York Health Board, it is ‘Better be ridiculous, than dead’. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Three waves of death during the pandemic: weekly combined influenza and pneumonia mortality, United Kingdom, 1918-1919. The waves were broadly the same globally. (Taubenberger JK, Morens DM. 1918 Influenza: the Mother of All Pandemics. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12(1):15-22., CC BY 4.0)
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic
Spanish flu was spread all around the world
How it was in the 1918 Year during the Influenza Pandemic

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