Pages from history: Coverage of the 1918 flu pandemic in Madison

Pages from history: Coverage of the 1918 flu pandemic in Madison

The cancellations and quarantines of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak draw comparisons to the flu pandemic in 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. Also called the "Spanish" flu epidemic, the virus reached southern Wisconsin in the fall of 1918. Here's a look back at some of the Wisconsin State Journal coverage from that time.

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