Echoes of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in the COVID Pandemic

Ravi Jhaveri*

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome–related coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) pandemic that has engulfed the globe has had incredible effects on health care systems and economic activity. Social distancing and school closures have played a central role in public health efforts to counter the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID)-19 pandemic. The most recent global pandemic prior to COVID-19 was the 2009 pandemic, hemagglutinin type 1 and neuraminidase type 1 (H1N1) influenza. The course of events in 2009 offer some rich lessons that could be applied to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This commentary highlights some of the most relevant points and a discussion of possible outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-740
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Therapeutics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020


  • 2009 pandemic H1N1
  • SARS-CoV2
  • influenza
  • school closures
  • social distancing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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