Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.
The world tends to forget quickly but everything that is happening now might have certainly happened in the past. About 100 years ago in 1918, the most recent deadliest pandemic of the 20th century occurred and was devastating for those who did not take the necessary precautions. At least one third of the world’s population or 500 million people got the H1N1 virus and about 50 million people died, including close to 700 thousand people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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