How Does COVID-19 Compare To The 1918 Flu Pandemic?

Virus Outbreak 1918-2020
In this Oct. 19, 1918 file photo provide by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command a sign is posted at the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia that indicates, the Spanish Influenza was then extremely active. Science has ticked off some major accomplishments over the last century. The world learned about viruses, cured various diseases, made effective vaccines, developed instant communications and created elaborate public-health networks. Yet in many ways, 2020 is looking like 1918, the year the great influenza pandemic raged. U.S. Naval History, Heritage Command via AP
Virus Outbreak 1918-2020
In this Oct. 19, 1918 file photo provide by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command a sign is posted at the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia that indicates, the Spanish Influenza was then extremely active. Science has ticked off some major accomplishments over the last century. The world learned about viruses, cured various diseases, made effective vaccines, developed instant communications and created elaborate public-health networks. Yet in many ways, 2020 is looking like 1918, the year the great influenza pandemic raged. U.S. Naval History, Heritage Command via AP

How Does COVID-19 Compare To The 1918 Flu Pandemic?

Reset sits down with a medical historian to learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic compares to the flu of 1918.

GUEST: Alex Navarro, professor and medical historian at the University of Michigan