Connectivity and seasonality: the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics in global perspective

  title={Connectivity and seasonality: the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics in global perspective},
  author={Siddharth Chandra and Julia Christensen and Shimon Likhtman},
  journal={Journal of Global History},
  pages={408 - 420}
Abstract The goal of this article is to demonstrate the value of a global perspective on pandemics for understanding how global pandemics caused by novel viruses can unfold. Using the example of the 1918 influenza pandemic, two factors that were central to the evolving pattern of global pandemic waves, connectivity and seasonality, are explored. Examples of the influences of these factors on pandemic waves in different locations are presented. Viewing the 1918 pandemic through the lens of… 
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