The 1918 flu faded in our collective memory: we might ‘forget’ the coronavirus, too
14 mins | Jan 9, 2021
Between 50 and 100 million people were killed because of the influenza pandemic. And yet, as Scott Hershberger points out: it's barely remembered in society's collective memory — and often briefly mentioned in the annals of history books. In this piece for Scientific American, he examines why the legacy of the 20th century’s deadliest pandemic shows how large groups remember — and forget — their shared past.