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Date: 11/17/2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: Deadlier than Wars: The Flu Pandemic of 1918
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Location: Online
Description: Five hundred million people worldwide infected. Fifty million dead, including 675,000 Americans at a time when the U.S. population was just over 100 million. The numbers fail to express the toll the 1918 flu pandemic took on communities and families. Deadlier than the bubonic plague that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages, the flu pandemic struck the healthiest particularly hard. Hospitals got so overcrowded that they turned the sick away, and many physicians and nurses trying to aid those who struggled to breathe died from the disease. As doctors raced to understand and address the deadly virus, governments minimized the dangers it posed to the public. Join us for a look at a disease deadlier than wars: the flu pandemic of 1918. Presented by Tim Moore, Lake Michigan College.
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