The influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919 was a deeply traumatic event. It has killed some 50 million people and infected up to a third of the world’s population. Unlike most strains of the flu, it was particularly deadly for young adults between the ages of 20 and 40, which means that many children have lost one or both parents. For doctors and scientists who thought they were beginning to overcome infectious diseases, the pandemic was a devastating blow. After the end, no one really wanted to talk about it – and there were so many other things going on.


By Vanniyar Adrian

Vanniyar Adrian is a seasoned journalist with a passion for uncovering stories that resonate with readers worldwide. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to journalistic integrity, Ganesan has contributed to the media landscape for over a decade, covering a diverse range of topics including politics, technology, culture, and human interest stories.