Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 4:31 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 One hundred years ago, death came with astonishing speed and horrifying agony. Some influenza patients admitted to a Boston hospital in the morning of October 1918 would be dead by the evening, their bodies turning blue from lack of oxygen. Hospitals reported an average 100 deaths a day, overwhelming morgues. Up to 500 million people – about one-third of the world’s population – became infected with the influenza virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. As many as 50 million died, or one out of every 30 human beings on the planet, killing more American troops than those that died on the World War I battlefields. The intensity and speed with which it struck were almost unimaginable, the worst global pandemic in modern history. Most chilling is that such a calamity could again occur today. "A global influenza pandemic is number 1, 2, 3 and 4 on our list of … [Read more...] about Flu pandemic: 100 years ago, 50 million died. Could it happen again?
Life 100 years ago
YEREVAN,SEPTEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS. President of the USA Donald Trump has sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of Independence Day. As ARMENPRESS was informed from the official website of the Prime Minister of Armenia, the letter runs as follows, “Honorable Mr. Prime Minister, On behalf of the people of the USA I congratulate you and the people of Armenia on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of independence. This year Armenia has various reasons for celebration. The peaceful, popular movement brought a new era in Armenia and we are ready to work with you to help to bring into life the will of your people to eradicate corruption, to establish representative and accountable administration based on independent judiciary, political and economic competition. We thank you for your resolve partnership on various platforms, particularly your participation in NATO activities and for generously accepting Syrian refugees. In the … [Read more...] about I hope our partnership that started 100 years ago will further strengthen – Trump congratulates Pashinyan
It was a most cruel twist of history... 100 years ago World War I was drawing to its victorious, but very bloody, conclusion. The conflict would leave hundreds of thousands dead and millions of lives shattered. And then, in its immediate wake, came the ‘Spanish Flu’. The pandemic is estimated to have caused between 50 and 100 million deaths worldwide. It spread death to every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Pacific Islands. In the UK, the virus killed at least 228,000 people. It was spread by the movement of soldiers and civilians arriving in Britain and the effects of overcrowding, poor ventilation and minimal understanding of viruses. One heartfelt letter, kept in London’s Imperial War museum, highlights the cruel timing of the Spanish Flu. The writer recalls the anguish of mourning the death of their mother and seven-year-old sister, while others were celebrating the end of the war: “It caused quite a sensation ... having to have a double funeral … [Read more...] about 100 years ago, the Spanish Flu killed millions
AN "almost forgotten event in 20th century Irish history" is being explored in a major exhibition on the devastating impact of the Spanish flu outbreak in Ireland 100 years ago. More than 23,000 peop[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about ‘Forgotten’ devastation of Spanish flu outbreak in Ireland 100 years ago brought to life
YEREVAN, MAY 28, ARMENPRESS. Speaker of the Parliament of Armenia Ara Babloyan on May 28 addressed a congratulatory message on the Republic Day, the 100th anniversary of the May victories and the restoration of independence, the Parliament told Armenpress. The Speaker’s message runs as follows: “Dear compatriots, I congratulate all of us on the Republic Day, the 100th anniversary of the May victories and the restoration of independence. 100 years ago this day the Armenian statehood was reborn after a six-century pause. The people, who suffered genocide, turned the course of the history by uniting all efforts on the last part of their historical homeland. The May pan-national heroic battles were crowned with the glorious victory of Sardarapat and became the pillars on which the proclamation of the First Republic of Armenia was anchored. A century ago the word ARMENIA was again written on the world’s political map. This right has been jointly achieved by an Armenian … [Read more...] about 100 years ago this day Armenian statehood was reborn: Speaker of Parliament congratulates on Republic Day