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  • Lessons of the Spanish flu: Misinformation leads to disaster worse than war

    Lessons of the Spanish flu: Misinformation leads to disaster worse than war

    Thursday, March 26 2020 7:47 PM EDT2020-03-26 23:47:31 GMT
    In 1918, at the height of World War I, the Spanish flu killed as many as 100 million people, including almost 700,000 Americans. Historians like Mount Vernon native Kenneth Davis say ignorance was as responsible for the suffering as the virus itself.In 1918, at the height of World War I, the Spanish flu killed as many as 100 million people, including almost 700,000 Americans. Historians like Mount Vernon native Kenneth Davis say ignorance was as responsible for the suffering as the virus itself.
    In 1918, at the height of World War I, the Spanish flu killed as many as 100 million people, including almost 700,000 Americans. Historians like Mount Vernon native Kenneth Davis say ignorance was as responsible for the suffering as the virus itself.In 1918, at the height of World War I, the Spanish flu killed as many as 100 million people, including almost 700,000 Americans. Historians like Mount Vernon native Kenneth Davis say ignorance was as responsible for the suffering as the virus itself.
    Medical care has come a long way since 1918, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few more lessons the Spanish flu can teach.
    Medical care has come a long way since 1918, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few more lessons the Spanish flu can teach.
  • 3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

    3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

    Thursday, March 26 2020 8:39 AM EDT2020-03-26 12:39:15 GMT
    Friday, March 27 2020 2:00 PM EDT2020-03-27 18:00:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Visitors are unable to gain access to the Department of Labor due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York. Applications for jobless benefits are surging in some states as coronavirus conc...(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Visitors are unable to gain access to the Department of Labor due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York. Applications for jobless benefits are surging in some states as coronavirus conc...
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Visitors are unable to gain access to the Department of Labor due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York. Applications for jobless benefits are surging in some states as coronavirus conc...(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Visitors are unable to gain access to the Department of Labor due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York. Applications for jobless benefits are surging in some states as coronavirus conc...
    A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.
    A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.
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