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Spanish flu 1918 Eye witness from UK

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    Posted: September 20 2018 at 1:50am
An interesting report from the BBC on eye witness accounts of the 1918 Spanish flu: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45097068

Also (news to me):
Quote Spanish flu also afflicted some people with a psychosis that could lead to murder and suicide. Newspaper reports detailed some of these deaths, which the courts attributed to "delirium during influenza".


The scale was something:
Quote A quarter of the British population fell ill with Spanish flu at some point during the pandemic and about 228,000 people died, according to the Wellcome Library.

By contrast, the number of people who died of influenza in England and Wales in 2016 was 430.

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