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Similarities – Flu Pandemic of 1918 and Corona Virus of 2020

The 1918 Influenza pandemic was classed as the most severe pandemic in recent history until perhaps now with the outbreak of the corona virus which is currently ravaging the world. The flu pandemic was caused by the H1N1 virus which was avian in its origin but was later classed as ‘Swine Flu’. Unlike the corona virus, there was no real consensus as to where it...

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Shell Shock and PTSD

Shell Shock was first brought to the attention of the army doctors during the First World War and was believed to be the result of a physical injury to ones nerves. It was given its name as late as 1917 by a Medical Officer called Charles Myers. Victims of Shell Shock often couldn’t eat or sleep and some suffered from physical symptoms such as uncontrollable...

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