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1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

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Posted 12 months ago


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The back of the photo gives her name and says "1918 flu epidemic".

No one knows exactly how many people died during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. During the 1920s, researchers estimated that 21.5 million people died as a result of the 1918-1919 pandemic. More recent estimates have estimated global mortality from the 1918-1919 pandemic at anywhere between 30 and 50 million. An estimated 675,000 Americans were among the dead.

All of these deaths caused a severe disruption in the economy. Claims against life insurance policies skyrocketed, with one insurance company reporting a 745 percent rise in the number of claims made. Small businesses, many of which had been unable to operate during the pandemic, went bankrupt.

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 12 months ago
    History can be scary sometimes, especially when you think that it was less than a century ago! It can still happen again.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    BB2, so correct. Thanks for checking this out.
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    Thanks inky, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris & walksoftly for the appreciation.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Great Photo pw ! It tells a lot about history during a horrific time in history . I hope we never have a pandemic ( worldwide) virus again like it .
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    Thanks Manikin for the comments & appreciation.
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.

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