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

By Wong Yee Tuan

February 2013 FEATURE
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Access to this article is open for a limited time only. For unlimited access to our archives, subscribe here.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...

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Wong Yee Tuan

is Fellow and Head of Penang Institute’s History and Heritage Programme. He hails from Malim Nawar and has profound research interest in the history of Penang.