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If you’ve been hearing a lot about the Spanish flu lately, wondered how it compares with the current pandemic, how it infected people, the numbers, its spread, what steps people took to deal with it, how they "flattened the curve" and how it stopped being a problem to the masses, keep reading....

You are about to learn everything there is to know about the Spanish flu, from how it started to how the pandemic ended and everything in between, including how it left over 50 million people dead and changed the world!

Imagine a scenario where some of your healthiest friends around you suddenly start exhibiting symptoms of a very severe form of pneumonia, followed by desperate struggles to clear their airways of a blood-tinged froth that’s also gushing from their eyes and mouth (within hours of developing the flu) and soon after, clueless doctors watch them suffocate to death....

That’s what some survivors were reporting, and believe me, it was worse than it sounds here. That was typical of the 1918 Spanish flu, which has been considered the deadliest global pandemic in modern history, with a death count of over 50 million people and 500 million infections! And it spared nobody - even the then King of Spain Alfonso XIII succumbed to the great Spanish flu!

But what exactly was this flu?

How did the virus start? Was it as bad as it is postulated?

How did it spread?

How did it end?

Could we experience such as pandemic again?

How can we best prepare ourselves for such a pandemic?

If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep reading. This book is here to cut through the many fabrications and half-truths about the Spanish flu and its impact, and clear the air about the nature of world pandemics in reference to this deadly one that shook the world. It will also show you how we’ve been responding to influenza pandemics, and what the future holds as regards to our vulnerability, preparedness, and ability to overcome deadly pandemics.

Here is a bit of what you’ll find in this book:

  • The nature of the disease
  • Why it was known as the Spanish flu
  • What the symptoms of the flu were
  • How the Spanish flu was related to the First World War
  • Why the virus killed many healthy adults
  • How the Spanish flu ended
  • The past, present and future challenges of influenza pandemics
  • How the world can be better prepared for the next pandemic
  • The future of fighting flu

And so much more!

If you think you’ve heard or seen the worst of outbreaks or pandemics, you’re about to have your brain re-tuned as you flick through the numbers and details in this beginners’ book about the “La Grippe” that changed the world.

Even if you’ve not been a fan of pandemics, the fact that there is an ongoing pandemic makes you an interested party (by default) on the Spanish flu!

And this book won’t disappoint, as it will teach you everything about the pandemic in simple language to help you have a better understanding of what really transpired in 1918!

©2020 Jennifer Hope (P)2020 Jennifer Hope

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The book is full of technical jargon at times & this guy can hardly pronounce the words. No one could make them interesting.

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  • felicity cupac
  • 08-19-20

Really disappointing.

Had to give up as the narrator was constantly struggling with reading the text. technical words were mispronounced and he hesitated frequently during sentences.
Really bad narrative.