Live in the Time of Coronavirus, Pt 13: Reblog: Letters from the Spanish Flu Pandemic

At the end of World War, the world was struck with the Spanish Flu Pandemic.  Troop movement at the end of the war hastened the spread of the flu, which was often followed by pneumonia.  How was life  different one hundred years ago and how is it the same?

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Read this interview with a special collection librarian from UCLA to find out how little difference a century makes between pandemics.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Live in the Time of Coronavirus, Pt 13: Reblog: Letters from the Spanish Flu Pandemic”

  1. History repeating itself. This is the type of information that make people realize it can be overcome if we listen to the right people, not the politicians. Trump had an uncle die with that flu. The way he is blubbering around he’ll probably lose more relatives in this pandemic, along with the thousands lost because of his inability to understand what history could teach us.

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