Uncategorized

The Spanish flu that occurred 100 years ago.

投稿日:2020年3月23日 更新日:

Currently, the new coronavirus, Covid-19, spreads worldwide, but 100 years ago, in 1918, the Spanish flu broke out and became pandemic. It plunged the whole world into a state of horror. The Spanish flu (1918-1920) infected as many as 600 million people, one-third of the world population at that time, and the death toll was between 20 million and 40 million. Simultaneously, many countries were involved in the First World War, meaning that they had to fight against their war enemies and the Spanish flu at the same time. In Japan, about 23 million people out of the total population of 55 million were infected, and the death toll was estimated to be about 380,000, according to the government’s statistical data.

To cope with the Spanish flu, various kinds of measures were carried out—medical treatment of the infected patients in hospitals, close observation on the patients in quarantine, restrictions on large-scale gatherings, the closure and disinfection of public facilities, and research and development of vaccine.

After 100 years, human beings are now facing a similar situation again. What can be learned from our past experience?

-Uncategorized

執筆者:

関連記事

I received a telephone call from Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to encourage me to promote my political campaigns.

When I was dripping with sweat traveling around the electoral district in Fukuoka Prefecture with my …

Hospitalized patients in need of Wi-Fi network in hospital rooms

I received a visit from a group of petitioners who were hospitalized patients, and received a reques …

A draft proposal for the English proficiency tests for the standardized university entrance examinations has been announced by the working group of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

The LDP’s working group on the English proficiency tests for the standardized university entrance ex …

Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor

On October 22, the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor (the Sokuirei-Seiden-no-g …

The history of the relationship between the Korean Peninsula and Japan concerning Japan’s building the Mizuki Embankment in the old location of Dazaifu and Onojo Cities in Fukuoka Prefecture in the mid-7th century [No.2] A folktale of the Mizuki Embankment and tears

When the Mizuki Embankment was under construction, there were two foreigners, a father and his son, …