COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu: A Comparative History

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By Hettie V. Williams

iseases have a history. Everything has a history. There are some historical parallels between the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the 2020 coronavirus (COVID-19). Though a word of caution is necessary here: these two pandemics are not the same thing; and, the public should be mindful of this fact. That said, my interest here is in illustrating the importance of…



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Dr. Hettie V. Williams

Hettie V. Williams is currently an Associate Professor of African American History at Monmouth University. She is the author/editor of five books.