the great influenza

Seeking Common Ground

The good news first: the end of the 1918 influenza pandemic in 1920 led almost directly to the Roaring Twenties because everyone in the country was so ready to kick out the jams after all the death and depressing times. So let’s hope that history repeats itself this year.

One Man Knew

How a Kansas country physician’s report on a deadly fl u in 1918 went unnoticed and 50 to 100 million people died in its wake.