When is a pandemic not a pandemic

From 2014 – 2018 the world was immersed in a conflict without parallel. Whereas all previous wars had involved no more than a handful of nations at a time, the war that came to be known simply as The Great War engulfed most of the world, largely due to an intricate web of alliances that cascaded across the globe. 

When it was over, some 16 million people had been killed, a level of carnage that the world had never seen. Little did the world know, however, this was only a dress rehearsal, and the 18 months immediately after the Armistice would dwarf this figure, as the Spanish Flu swept across the world in three distinct waves. 

No one knows exactly how many people it killed, but estimates range between 20 and 100…

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