Looking back on the influenza pandemic of 1918

I managed to acquire a copy of THE GREAT INFLUENZA: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry before the libraries and bookstores closed. It tells the story of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the deadliest in history in terms of absolute numbers. Nobody knows for sure how many died.  The old consensus estimate … Continue reading Looking back on the influenza pandemic of 1918