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The spread of COVID-19 across the world led to a renewed interest in pandemics of the past.

Published Jun 11, 2020

Camp Funston, at Fort Riley, Kansas, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. (Wikimedia Commons/Public domain) (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)
Camp Funston, at Fort Riley, Kansas, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. (Wikimedia Commons/Public domain)

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease across the world in early 2020 led to a renewed interest in pandemics of the past, from the so-called "Spanish Flu" of 1918 to a flu outbreak in the 1960s to the Black Death. Snopes looked to the past.

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