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.

Talk under the Masks
In 1918 Someone Made This Cat A Tiny Flu Mask!
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Photo: A woman wears a flu mask during the Spanish flu epidemic. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Government Recommendations
St. Louis Post Dispatch / Wikimedia Commons
Daily news
Hospitals were full with patients
Kids during quarantine
Women wear cloth surgical-style masks to protect against influenza
A telephone operator with protective gauze
Sewing mask nuns
Precautions taken during the influenza epidemic.
Kids wear a bag of camphor around their necks to ward off the virus.
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)
Men gargling with salt and water at Camp Dix in New Jersey as a preventive measure against the influenza epidemic.
The National Archives
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)
Walking in the epidemic time
KISS under the MASK
Wearing a Mask was Patriotic act!
Court is held outdoors in a park due to the epidemic, San Francisco, 1918. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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)
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)
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)
Spanish flu was spread all around the world


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