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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:11 PM

30. I watched documentary on PBS show American Experience about the 1918 Spanish Flu. PBS is

allowing it to be viewed for free for now. It's a warning to us now. The headlines back then were exactly the same. Initially the virus would appear and disappear in the Spring of 1918. By October with the movement of people around the country for WWI, there were 100,000's of deaths a month. It wasn't until the virus had spread to most of the population did it slow down. But that virus was especially deadly to otherwise healthy males 20-29. I remember speaking to my grandfather and grandmother who both were from large families of 9-11 kids and they both lost siblings to the virus. In Philadelphia people just dropped dead on the sidewalk. We better heed the lesson history provides.

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