Covid-19 Exclusives: Lessons to Learn from Penang's 1918 Influenza Pandemic


In light of Covid-19, Penang's Influenza of 1918 may just provide valuable insights on how to effectively manage the current, and future, pandemics. One of the major concerns of regional – in fact of all – governments today is the sudden spread of deadly diseases. Modern travel has allowed germs, bacteria and viruses to reach distant corners of the globe in no time at all. Learning from the way past epidemics were handled will provide valuable information for us to prepare for future disasters. Penang as an entrepot during colonial times was not only a collection and distribution centre for trading commodities ...

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