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The Forgotten Pandemic: Lessons from 1918

The Spanish influenza pandemic, which killed 675,000 Americans a century ago, is often referred to as the "forgotten flu." Also forgotten: the lessons it might have taught us for how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the cost, in lives, of ignoring history.
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