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Did people get infected with the spanish flu in the summer of 1918?

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  • reme_1
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    2 months ago

    Yes and millions died around the world.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, that is when it started.  The initial wave was not as lethal as the second wave, which began in October.  The UK obtained some decent data for this timeline:

    https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Weekly-death-r...

    To quote a reference from Wikipedia: "[A] study by He et al. (2013) used a simple epidemic model incorporating three factors to infer the cause of the three waves of the 1918 influenza pandemic. These factors were school opening and closing, temperature changes throughout the outbreak, and human behavioral changes in response to the outbreak. Their modeling results showed that all three factors are important, but human behavioral responses showed the most significant effects."

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