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The International Labour Organization Was Founded After The Spanish Flu – Its Past Lights The Path To A Better Future Of Work

, via The Conversation | The fraying fabric of the global order was ill-prepared for a pandemic. As the focus now shifts from health to wealth amid the ensuing economic crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) will cede the stage to other international bodies tasked with steering a course through the current turmoil and recovery to come. Enter stage left the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister body of the WHO and the very first specialised agency of the United Nations.


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Coronavirus And Spanish Flu: Economic Lessons To Learn From The Last Truly Global Pandemic

Chris Colvin and Eoin McLaughlin  via The Conversation |  As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential future economic impact of the virus which leads to this disease remains difficult – because spread of a disease on this scale is unprecedented in the modern world.