Echoes of a past pandemic

MIXED MESSAGES - This article in the Oct. 31, 1918, edition of the Phonograph explains the symptoms and treatments for Spanish influenza, but it also suggests the deadly pandemic is “no occasion for panic.”
1918 Phonograph articles show parallels between Spanish flu, COVID-19

The word “unprecedented” is used a lot these days to describe the current state of affairs under the grips of the coronavirus pandemic, but a quick read of the Colby Phonograph in 1918 shows that’s not really the case.
“ALL PLACES OF ASSEMBLAGE CLOSED” declared a front-page headline in the Oct. 17, 1918, edition of the Phonograph.
“Influenza epidemic prompts health board to take drastic action as preventative measure,” the subhead stated.

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