Spanish Influenza or American Influenza or Kansas Virus?

Jun 2013
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1. The so-called Spanish influenza of 1918 originated in Haskell County, Kansas.

Source: https://kshs.org/kansapedia/flu-epidemic-of-1918/17805

If you mention the misnomer “Spanish influenza” to a Spaniard, he would probably laugh it off and walk away quietly as though nothing had happened.

When Spain was made a scapegoat by the US for spreading the disease during World War 1, it could do nothing but swallowed the misnomer silently, perhaps for the following reasons:

(a) Spain was a defeated nation in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and was compelled to relinquish claims on Cuba, and to cede sovereignty over Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines to the US.

(b) Spain knew that the US had no intention to overthrow the Spanish monarchy or call the Spaniards to rise up against their government.

2. The current "media war" between China and the US, however, is an entirely different matter. For those who are observant enough to see through the veil of the “childish" bickering over the name of the pandemic outbreak, they could sense the real intention of the US.

Before the emergence of COVID-19, there was the so-called trade war between both countries. At first, Mike Pompeo was busy wandering around Europe to launch his attack against Huawei and China's trade surplus. Later he gradually changed his tune and directed his attack on the Chinese ruling party.

There is no slowdown in the US attack against China even during the current crucial juncture of the global pandemic outbreak. China finally wakes up to the fact that the US real target is not the Chinese trade surplus, but something more sinister, that is, to create a "Mega Syria" out of China in order to overthrow the Chinese government.