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by Hannah Leitheiser

This is Not the Spanish Flu - Part 2

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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

John M. Barry

2005

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2020-03-14

- John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (2005)

After entering the war, the government censored all that could seem to hurt national moral. Here that meant failing to mention the Spanish flu, failing to take measures suggestive that the flu season was especially dangerous. Three million men were drafted, crowded for training, and berthed in transport vessels as they crossed the ocean. Ambitions were not to be abandoned because a few had the flu.

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