• Gary Moller

The Origins of the Spanish Flu

Flying Bat

You may have noted that the Pandemic has taken its greatest toll on human life in regions of the world that are also the most polluted and impoverished. Have you wondered why? Of course, there are numerous reasons, including malnutrition, stress, poor housing and vitamin D deficiency. Combine this with excessive reliance on immune-suppressing drugs, plus an ageing population and people are ripe for the taking!

The above scenario reminds me of the Spanish Flu Pandemic which took the lives of mostly young men and women. What can we learn from the Spanish Flu that might help us get through the current Pandemic?

Researcher, Maurice de Hond, in his lengthy paper, "Ozone, the hub of everything!? goes into great detail about the origins of these killer viruses and the ozone connection.


To help you, I have cut and pasted his last sentences below:

"Now that I've explained how it might work, it's time to consider the origin of viruses. You often end up at caves or rainforests, with bats. Nocturnal animals that actually spend their entire lives in ozone-deficient environments. Some species live under the canopy of a rainforest with very little ozone, which is due to the very large amount of isoprene that the trees emit during the day to protect themselves against ozone damage. Isoprene predominates, the ozone and the other reactive substances derived from it react with it.

And other bats live during the day in a cave, where there is little ozone, and no hydroxyl radicals or UV radiation. They only become active again at night, the period with the least ozone, to quickly fly back to their ozone-less cave in the morning before the sun rises.

Ozone-free environments seem to be the breeding grounds for new viruses with a lipid envelope. Perfect conditions for this type of virus to float peacefully through the air and mutate in search of another bat, maximum survival, unhindered by ozone. And bats in particular are known to be reservoirs of coronaviruses, without being much affected by them. An indication that they have become accustomed to this type of virus in evolution.

Think back to the great Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918, an influenza virus. It did not originate in Spain, it was war and a political decision was taken to cover up the origin of the virus, neutral Spain was assigned to keep morale high among the front soldiers. Because in reality it probably originated many months before in France, at the front. In the trenches.

In a hospital for wounded soldiers, a mysterious new virus emerged in late 1916. Even then very deadly, but it remained a local outbreak. Another outbreak in 1917, in an army base in England.