Photos from how America fought the Spanish flu a century ago - WCAX

These scenes from a century ago look a lot different than present day. For example, social distancing seems not to have caught on. But you do see a lot of people wearing a lot of masks.

"Many countries censored news reports during World War I, especially information about the pandemic. Since Spain remained a neutral country, its press was free to report on the influenza's deadly spread, leading to the name Spanish flu. Scientists are split over where the virus originated, with three possibilities being Kansas, France and China.”



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