A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million? | Martin Kettle | Opinion | The Guardian

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Estimates about its impact vary. But when you read that a third of the entire global population probably caught the Spanish flu and that it killed between 50 and 100 million people in all corners of the globe – up to 5% of all human beings on the planet at the time – you get an inkling of its scale.

Source: A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million? | Martin Kettle | Opinion | The Guardian

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Wow, hard to imagine the number of dead.  FIVE PERCENT of the population.

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