Tackling Covid-19 pandemic: Lessons from the 1918 influenza pandemic

P Anima | Updated on May 27, 2021

The 'Spanish flu' had a devastating impact in colonial India, as more than 20 million people died due to the disease between 1918 and 1920. At that time, the pandemic overwhelmed the government, forcing civil society to step in. A century later, India -- and the world -- is facing another pandemic, which has tested the healthcare system the world over. The situation in India is no different.

In this podcast, P Anima talks to author Chinmay Tumbe about the lessons that the government can learn from the Spanish flu.

Published on May 27, 2021

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