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History > Early 21st century, 20th century > USA > Timeline in pictures > Influenza pandemic    1918

 

 

 

Letter carrier in New York

wearing mask for protection against influenza.

New York City,

October 16, 1918.

NARA

https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/records-list.html

https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle policemen wearing protective gauze face masks

during the influenza pandemic.

1918.

 

Photograph:

ime Life Pictures/National Archives,

via The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images

 

Coronavirus Is Very Different From the Spanish Flu of 1918.

Here’s How.

The fear is similar, but the medical reality is not.

The New York Times

Published March 9, 2020    Updated March 11, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/
health/coronavirus-is-very-different-from-the-spanish-flu-of-1918-heres-how.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps workers and ambulances

waiting to receive influenza patients in 1918.

 

Photograph:

via Library of Congress, via Associated Press

 

The Single Most Important Lesson From the 1918 Influenza

Containment

— the attempt to limit spread of a virus and even eliminate it —

has failed.

NYT

March 17, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/
opinion/coronavirus-1918-spanish-flu.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An image of a Red Cross nurse published in Illustrated Current News. 1918.

 

Photograph:

National Library of Medicine

 

Coronavirus Is Very Different From the Spanish Flu of 1918. Here’s How.

The fear is similar, but the medical reality is not.

The New York Times

Published March 9, 2020    Updated March 11, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/
health/coronavirus-is-very-different-from-the-spanish-flu-of-1918-heres-how.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A flier published by the Chicago Department of Health.

 

Photograph

National Library of Medicine

 

Coronavirus Is Very Different From the Spanish Flu of 1918.

Here’s How.

The fear is similar, but the medical reality is not.

The New York Times

Published March 9, 2020    Updated March 11, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/
health/coronavirus-is-very-different-from-the-spanish-flu-of-1918-heres-how.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At sign in the Philadelphia navy yard in 1918.

 

Photograph:

Everett/REX/Shutterstock

 

Closed borders and ‘black weddings’:

what the 1918 flu teaches us about coronavirus

The Guardian

Wed 11 Mar 2020    06.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/
closed-borders-and-black-weddings-what-the-1918-flu-teaches-us-about-coronavirus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An emergency hospital at Camp Funston, at Fort Riley, Kan.,

during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

 

Photograph:

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology/

National Museum of Health and Medicine,

via Associated Press

 

Is This Coronavirus ‘the Big One’?

For decades,

experts’ warnings to prepare have gone unheeded.

NYT

Feb. 29, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/
opinion/sunday/coronavirus-outbreak.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918

 

Influenza pandemic

 

(...)

 

a deadly flu outbreak

gripped the nation,

wiping out a third

of the world’s population

and killing 675,000 people

in the United States alone.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/
us/politics/1918-flu-pandemic-elections.html

 

 

 

the Spanish flu pandemic

(...) infected 500 million

worldwide

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/29/
spanish-flu-survivor-dies-from-coronavirus-aged-108

 

 

 

outbreak of Spanish flu,

one of the worst

virus outbreak of modern times,

(...) is believed to have killed

up to 100 million people.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/mar/31/
lessons-from-the-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic-podcast

 

 

https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/

https://www.pbs.org/video/american-experience-influenza-1918/

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/mar/31/
lessons-from-the-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic-podcast

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/31/
spanish-flu-survivor-107-on-her-nursing-homes-coronavirus-lockdown-its-like-were-in-jail

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/29/
spanish-flu-survivor-dies-from-coronavirus-aged-108

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/25/
821597079/1918-flu

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/
us/politics/1918-flu-pandemic-elections.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/22/
be-careful-spains-last-1918-flu-survivor-offers-warning-on-coronavirus

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/22/
facebook-powerful-crisis-coronavirus-communities-online

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/22/
economists-pandemic-predictions-covid-19

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/
opinion/coronavirus-1918-flu-pandemic-new-york.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/
us/politics/1918-flu-pandemic-elections.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/
opinion/coronavirus-1918-spanish-flu.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/
closed-borders-and-black-weddings-what-the-1918-flu-teaches-us-about-coronavirus

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/
health/coronavirus-is-very-different-from-the-spanish-flu-of-1918-heres-how.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/01/
gunnison-colorado-the-town-that-dodged-the-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/
well/family/a-centennial-of-death-the-great-influenza-pandemic-of-1918.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journal-plague-year-180965222/ - Nov. 2017

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93747214 - August 20, 2008

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5222069 - February 20, 2006

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4946718 - October 5, 2005

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1646810 - February 5, 2004

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3455873.stm - 5 February, 2004

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1067518 - December 6, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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