Forgotten Lessons From The 1918 Flu Pandemic

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Red Cross workers holding stretchers during 1918 flu pandemic in St. Louis
St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty during influenza epidemic of 1918. Public domain/ Library of Congress

The 1918-19 flu pandemic killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people around the globe and had profound effects on civilization. And yet, until recently, the pandemic was largely forgotten. We talk to the author of “Pale Rider,” a book about the 1918 pandemic, about what we can learn from it as we cope with coronavirus.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Molly Stentz Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Laura Spinney Guest

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