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The 1918 Influenza Pandemic


WE HEARD THE BELLS: The Influenza of 1918 - a documentary on the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

The Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, appeared around the end of the First World War. An unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the Spanish Flu lasted from January 1918 to December 1920 and infected 500 million people—about a quarter of the world's population at the time; killing around 50 Million.

The lessons learned from the Spanish Flu have helped the World to understand the steps required to fight agressive pandemics like the newest Coronavirus Covid-19. Unfortunately the financial and health impact on businesses and individuals alike is substantial. 

Pandemics get the lion's share of news coverage due to their novel status of being different from the current seasonal virus. But that doesn't mean we should pay any less attention to the seasonal flu and it's impact on businesses and their employees every year.

At Midland Health we can help you to develop a wellness plan and ensure your Company can provide flu shot clinics for your employees. Taking these steps helps to decrease health care costs and have healthier more productive employees.