1. We forget that flu once plagued the economy as coronavirus does today  The Guardian
  2. Dan O'Brien: Extending lockdown will deepen economic collapse  Independent.ie
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The Spanish flu a century ago caused the deaths of millions of people. The coronavirus appears to be similarly lethal. Despite the huge loss of life from Spanish flu, it had limited impact on societies, politics or economic well-being at the time, and societies were not traumatised by it. The Spanish flu a century ago caused the deaths of millions of people. The coronavirus appears to be similarly lethal. Despite the huge loss of life from Spanish flu, it had limited impact on societies, politics or economic well-being at the time, and societies were not traumatised by it.

Dan O'Brien: Extending lockdown will deepen economic collapse - Independent.ie

“I feel like, we don’t really hear about the Spanish Flu because what came after, a period of economic expansion and social progress, was so much more interesting. Which indicates maybe what’s next will be, at some point, maybe soon, economic expansion and social progress.”

Cathy Reisenwitz 🏗🌐🥑 on Twitter: "I feel like, we don’t really hear about the Spanish Flu because what came after, a period of economic expansion and social progress, was so much more interesting. Which indicates maybe what’s next will be, at some point, maybe soon, economic expansion and social progress."

“Peggy Noonan travels back to Flu 1918; got to travel part of the story with her. ;) Economic effects of that Flu are hard to quantify in part since...we didn't count unemployment or health cases very well in those days. https://t.co/FPQNHSnUiU”

Amity Shlaes on Twitter: "Peggy Noonan travels back to Flu 1918; got to travel part of the story with her. ;) Economic effects of that Flu are hard to quantify in part since...we didn't count unemployment or health cases very well in those days. https://t.co/FPQNHSnUiU"

“Economists who studied responses from the Spanish flu say areas that shut down for longer had economies recover faster and more sustainably than those that opened up too soon because a second wave was costlier. Again in 1918 the world was different. Tough.”

Khaya Dlanga on Twitter: "Economists who studied responses from the Spanish flu say areas that shut down for longer had economies recover faster and more sustainably than those that opened up too soon because a second wave was costlier. Again in 1918 the world was different. Tough."

“Interesting and provocative on why the Spanish Flu did not lead to collapse of US economy: in short, WWI @KelloggSchool @voxeu https://t.co/t3BP2DNQFA”

Damien Ma on Twitter: "Interesting and provocative on why the Spanish Flu did not lead to collapse of US economy: in short, WWI @KelloggSchool @voxeu https://t.co/t3BP2DNQFA"

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