Choose one (1) of the questions below and respond as a discussion post:

  • A consequence of World War I was the escalation of influenza to pandemic proportions. Review and discuss public health precautions available during that time period that could have mitigated the spread of infection.
  • Describe the level of success of current public health measures. Compare and contrast the success of these measures in 1918 to the success in both the 2009 H1N1 and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Include in your discussion why some nations/countries have achieved greater success than others; classify which combination of measures have the greatest impact.
  • Discuss public health’s response role to negate the economic and psychological impacts of a prolonged pandemic.

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