A nation gripped by the fear of a virus

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A nation gripped by the fear of a virus
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Coronavirus is not the first pandemic to have gripped the world. One hundred years ago the Spanish flu saw schools in Cyprus close, people fretting and the devastation of towns and villages

 

The following item (originally in Greek) appeared in the December 28, 1918 issue of Neon Ethnos newspaper, part of the weekly ‘Dispatch from Reuters’ which was how local papers got their world news in those days:

“A medical correspondent for The Times writes that he has every reason to believe that about six million people have died from influenza over the past 12 weeks.

“It is estimated that...


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A nation gripped by the fear of a virus


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