Ol’ Blind Joe

Old habits die hard

By Stirling Hamilton

THE GLOBAL pandemic Spanish Flu which wreaked havoc on humanity at the end of World War One was named after neutral Spain.

Wartime enemies Germany, France, Britain and US suppressed news of its murderous rampage on the battlefield to preserve public morale at home.

As a result, 100 million people died in those countries while their leaders dillied and dallied to save face.

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