Wednesday, September 26, 2018

"Philadelphia Threw a WWI Parade That Gave Thousands of Onlookers the Flu"

Smithsonian:

Within 72 hours of the parade, every bed in Philadelphia’s 31 hospitals was filled. In the week ending October 5, some 2,600 people in Philadelphia had died from the flu or its complications. A week later, that number rose to more than 4,500.