Share Your Stories About the 1918 Flu Pandemic
Welcome to the Going Viral discussion website, a place to share stories, recollections, dialogue and artifacts related to the 1918 flu pandemic. Below you will find personal stories passed down to new generations.
This pandemic was different.
The 1918 influenza outbreak killed more than 50 million people worldwide. Survivors describe how family members and neighbors ‘disappeared from the face of the earth’ overnight. In some communities, every aspect of life – personal, industrial, spiritual – changed in response to new cultural norms and drastically reduced populations.
Did your grandparents ever tell you about their lives during the flu pandemic? Is there a story that has been passed down in your family about what life was like in 1918? If so, we’d like to hear from you.
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