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The Influenza Pandemic


Video Discussion Questions

  • During WWI, what was the role of media in encouraging or discouraging the spread of influenza? In your opinion, should this be known as the “Spanish Flu?”
  • How did WWI encourage the spread of the virus?
  • According to the video, how many lives are lost to the flu? Who were most likely to succumb to the disease?
  • After watching this video, and citing three sources of reliable information, compare and contrast the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918-19 and the COVID-19 pandemic in either
    a) a Venn Diagram, or
    b) a short essay.