1918 Influenza Pandemic Killed 50 Million People

17 Oct 1918, Page 8 – Santa Ana Register at Newspapers.com

The 1918-1919 flu epidemic killed three times as many people as died in WWI, most of whom were young adults who lacked immunity to the virus strain. Many people died the same day they started feeling ill.

29 Oct 1918, Page 4 – Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record at Newspapers.com

22 Aug 1938 – INFLUENZA – Trove

January 1918 was third coldest on record in the US, after 2018 (so far) and 1977.

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