St. Louis in the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
The Great War • 4m 50s
This program explores the groundbreaking way that St. Louis fought the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918, saving thousands of lives. St. Louis is a textbook case of how shutting down public activity for brief periods and wearing masks reduced the number of dead here compared to many East Coast cities. Local historian and author Nini Harris and Dr. Alex Garza, the former head of the St. Louis Covid Task Force, weigh in on the lessons learned from our past and how we should move forward in today’s pandemic.
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