Screen Shot 2020-05-21 at 13.02.16Commissioned by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, this 2010 documentary includes survivors of the 1918 flu telling their stories, a history of the pandemic, and a look at the science of flu and the genetic sequencing of the 1918 strain based on remnants of the virus extracted from frozen bodies under Alaskan permafrost. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide, including more than 600,000 Americans….more

As collective memory fades, so will our ability to prepare for the next pandemic

How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America