The latest number of the scientific journal Sociologija i prostor: Sociology and Space Quarterly Journal for Spatial and Socio-Cultural Development Studies, No 219, Vol. 59 (2021) dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic published the review paper by Željko Heimer “Epidemic Vexillology – The Use of Flags in Control and Prevention of Infectious Disease Prevention” https://hrcak.srce.hr/255064
The paper presents a short historic review of flags used for control, and as a means of control and fight against epidemics, along with the use of flags as symbols of health risk and quarantine, and their development. It presents examples of flags of national services competent for health and sanitary control and quarantine through history. Particular attention is given to the current pandemic of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome named COVID-19, thus the paper presents the use of national flags as solidarity symbols with affected nations and development of newly designed flags symbolizing solidarity with health workers and others fighting against corona, escalating in 2020.