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Spanish flu vs COVID-19: An Australian perspective of a pandemic | Australian Story

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Sanna Hellström
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Published on 28 Oct 2020 / In Health / COVID-19

Until COVID-19 struck, very few had ever spared a thought for the 15,000 Australian victims of the "forgotten flu" that swept the globe during 1918-19. Watch more Australian Story documentaries here: https://bit.ly/36ABH2J

Intrigued by the parallels with the current pandemic — the mask-wearing, the quarantining, the social isolation — Australian Story delved into the archives and sought out the country’s expert historians.

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