Woodrow Wilson fell ill with the Spanish flu in April 2019, when he was in Paris to negotiate the end of World War I. The American president met during the negotiations in Paris and with Queen Maria of Romania, with whom he had two meetings, on April 10 and 11, Mediafax reports on the website.
According to Professor Thomas Schwartz, few people knew that President Wilson was ill because his wife managed to hide the information “by creating a bubble around him.” “They explained that the disease occurred due to overwork because Wilson was known as a worker,” the professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, told NBC.
Beginning in 1918 and ending two years later, the Spanish flu is considered to be one of the deadliest pandemics in human history since the Black Death of the fourteenth century. At least 17 million people have died from the Spanish flu.
In the nine months since the first cases of SARS-CoV-2 appeared in China, the global death toll from this coronavirus has crossed the 1 million mark.