Lessons from the Spanish Flu: why the coronavirus in t …


Biostatistician Geert Molenberghs (UHasselt and KU Leuven) is not surprised that the second corona wave mainly affects groups with a lower socio-economic status. “The same has happened with the Spanish Flu. The second phase then also raged mainly in that group. The upper class in New York and Paris had to constantly replace their domestic workers because it died of the Spanish Flu. ”
For the freshmen: the Spanish Flu raged worldwide from 1918. Extrapolated to today’s world population, the lung disease caused 200 million victims. The Spanish Flu had nothing to do with Spain …


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