Apr 27, 2020

San Francisco Paid the Price for Lifting Spanish Flu Lockdown Early | NowThis

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During the 1918 flu, San Francisco lifted its lockdown early — and paid a dire price.
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In US news and current events today, the coronavirus pandemic, the COVID-19 outbreak has had people around the world in lockdown. People in the United States and the world at large have had to quarantine and practice social distancing and self-isolation when necessary.

Some states, like Georgia, are beginning to reopen businesses, but history has shown us that lifting a lockdown too early can have dire consequences. Here’s how San Francisco’s early lifting of regulations during the 1918 flu, a strain of H1N1 virus also referred to as the Spanish flu, nearly doubled the death toll of the city.

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