As COVID 19 dances across global headlines, and news channels, the Spanish Flu is often mentioned as a comparison. Most people had not personally experienced an epidemic or pandemic until COVID 19. If you are interested in the history of Pandemics (and more specifically, the Spanish Flu) then this article is for you. From 1918-1920, the Spanish Flu infected one in three people on earth, and killed between 50-100 million people, or between 2.5 and 5 percent of the global population. It’s devastating death toll was a result of many societal conditions, including a lack of a safety net for this sort of disaster.