Spanish Flu
Opinion  /  Published 24.03.20

The poorest have been hit hardest

The Covid-19 pandemic will cause extensive damage to human health. It will take many lives before it subsides, or is brought under control. There will be considerable costs to the global economy too. ...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 21.03.20

Epidemics: A reminder in 2020

By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.20

Felled by the virus past and present

The summer of 1918 was terrible, wrote Ahmed Ali in his novel, Twilight in Delhi. Influenza had broken out in epidemic form, and there was not a single house that had not been visited by death. India ...
By Arunabha Sengupta in

India  /  Published 12.06.20

UGC asks colleges to go back 100 years to rate Covid handling

The University Grants Commission has asked campuses to do comparative studies of India’s handling of the Covid-19 and Spanish flu pandemics, triggering charges the Centre is seeking kudos by pitting...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.20

Gandhi at the time of the Spanish flu

Two questions have been put to me over these weeks: one, is it true that Gandhi was laid up with the Spanish flu in 1918? Two, what would he have been doing now, were he alive?To answer the first: he ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

World  /  Published 01.05.20

Rotting bodies found in NY trucks

The call came in at shortly after 11am on Wednesday: A terrible stench was coming from a pair of trucks parked outside a funeral home on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn.When the police arrived, they made a g...
By Alan Feuer, Ashley Southall and Michael Gold/ NYTNS in New York

World  /  Published 25.04.20

Twins ‘pandemic bookends’

Philip Kahn believed that history repeats itself, a truism that has hit home for his family in extraordinary fashion.His twin brother, Samuel, died as an infant during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918...
By Katharine Q. Seelye/New York Times News Service in New York


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