What the Spanish flu can teach us about COVID-19 | The World

Science journalist and author Laura Spinney speaks to The World about what lessons can be taken from the Spanish flu pandemic, and to what extent it can be compared to COVID-19.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • COVID Australia: SA-NSW border restrictions to remain | 7NEWS
  • China’s COVID-19 vaccine has relatively good protective effect: expert
  • Police fire tear gas at protesters breaching COVID lockdown in Tunisia
  • Elderly man taken to ground by officers after refusing to take Covid-19 test in China
  • Water cannon & mounted police | Violent clashes at rally against COVID lockdown in Amsterdam
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