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SPANISH FLU Vs COVID-19

spanish flu vs covid-19

1920 Vs 2020


SPANISH FLU
COVID-19
Period
January 1918 to December 1920
November 2019 to ???
World GDP
USD-3,000 billion in 1918
USD-88,000 billion (Approximately) in 2019
US Stock Market
Dow Jones Index 82.20 (1918) and 71.95 (1920)
Dow Jones Index 28538 (2019)
Largest Economy
British Empire.
USA
Outbreak
1918 during First World War period.
2019 during the trade war between China and USA.
Origin
Unsure of its source(First case reported in US military camp).
From China
Economic Effect
World economy lost approximately USD-800 million.Almost 25% of shrinkage in world GDP.
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World Population
1.8 Billion in 1918.
7.8 Billion 2019
Infected
500 Million
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Death
50 Million (Approximately)
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Affected Countries
Approximately 100.
Approximately 200
Pandemic Control Authority
There was no such effective authority during the time.
WHO
How Pandemic Ended?
No medicines. Infected either died or developed immunity.
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Medical Field
Not developed.

Era Before Antibiotics, penicillin or vaccines

Last century witnessed high development of medical science and world’s readiness to face any challenge so that mortality rate will be surely low.


The Real Economic Impact Can’t be Calculated Until This Lethal Pandemic Ends. Unemployment And Deflation Will Have Social, Economic and Political Uncertainty and Resultant Cascading Crisis.

THIS TOO SHALL PASS..

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