Experts say that the wave of corona epidemic that followed the Omicron variant was similar to the 1918 flu pandemic. Christopher McKnight Nichols, a professor of history at Oregon State University, discussed the pandemic in an article a century ago. In an article published in the Washington Post four days ago, Nichols said that the world is facing a similar pandemic a century later.
According to Nichols, the flu started in the United States in February 1918. World War I was raging. Due to World War II, the flu had spread to other parts of the world. Nevertheless, the flu initially struck a group of young people who were on the move.
In 6 months it had spread almost all over the world. The flu-like symptoms of this airborne flu were similar to those of corona fever and cold. This was called the influenza pandemic. Like the current Omicron, the mortality rate was low and spread very rapidly. When the Americans took it lightly, there was a lot of damage.
According to Professor Nicholas, a dangerous version appeared in October 1918. It killed 200,000 people a month in the United States alone. With the advent of weakened forms in 1919, the flu declined. But influenza infections still happen. It is considered a common disease.
This pandemic killed about 50 million people worldwide. The pandemic killed 675,000 Americans.
In the United States, crowded public places were closed to prevent the spread of the flu, as is the case with pandemics. A rule was made to go out wearing a mandatory mask. Those who did not wear masks were also punished. The infected were isolated to maintain social distance.
Efforts to develop a vaccine against the flu have not been successful. The flu is slowly becoming common. Nicholas also argues that the corona virus will never end. He says that the corona virus is slowly becoming common.
Experts have previously argued that the coronavirus pandemic will end because of the rapid spread and low-metal omechron. Professor Christopher McKnight Nichols agrees. He also thanked Omicron.