Historical 1918 pandemic reports, advice, treatments and hope for our ancestors

This report from Chicago, Illinois by health officials in 1918 reads like a one that could have been written in 2021. The upshot is that we should learn from our ancestors.

Meanwhile, similar messages were urgently distributed that are similar to those of 2020-21.

An image of a Red Cross nurse published in Illustrated Current News. 1918.
An image of a Red Cross nurse published in Illustrated Current News. 1918.Credit…National Library of Medicine
Another similar health heed
Newspaper Ads on the Spanish Flu Echo Coronavirus Messaging | Time

Consider the following in the current pandemics
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Yet, in Kansas City, hope against hope was expressed. An article in the Kansas City Star newspaper in December 1918 expressed hopefulness about the “influenza serum” after Congress allocated $1 million to push it out to help save U.S. residents.

Hope in Missouri

Hope against hope years later …

Published by Learning family histories

Our genealogy traces our family from western and central Africa and western Europe. Our ancestors entered the United States at the Virginia and Georgia Ports. First cousins Mark Owen and Ann Lineve Wead (it is protocol to use the maiden names of females in genealogy searches) are responsible for writing this blog. Although Ann has been involved in genealogy research while searching for certain ancestors since the age of 10, the cousins began deeper research of their families during the COVID-19 Pandemic Year of 2020. Devoting as much as 6 hours some evenings to the methodical training and research of genealogy, the cousins completed the year 2020 by earning genealogy certificates. Join us. @goodgenesgenealogy on wordpress and fb, twitter Sign up for our blog and enjoy the journey.

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