South Africa: We Bungled the Spanish Flu in 1918. History Mustn't Repe – AuthenticAfrican

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[The Conversation Africa] As the issue of repatriation of foreign nationals from China grabs the headlines in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent in the wake of the spread of COVID-19, there are some important lessons that can still be drawn from events 102 years ago in 1918 when an earlier epidemic, of so-called Spanish flu, arrived in the country.