Explaining The Worst Pandemics In History

A somber episode of After Skool tells the history of the world’s worst pandemics and explains what we can learn from them using a combination of whiteboard illustrations and historical photos. Continue reading »

Historical Photos Of The 1918 Spanish Flu That Show What A Global Pandemic Looked Like In The 1910s

California, 1918. The 1918 Spanish flu killed up to 50 million people around the world and has been called “the mother of all pandemics”.

Between 1918 and 1919, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. Continue reading »

Influenza Pandemic. World’s History. 1918.


Policemen in Seattle wear masks during the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Officials feared mass hysteria in major cities. Citizens were urged to stay indoors and avoid congested areas. Here, policemen patrol the streets to ensure public safety. Continue reading »