Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Lessons To Be Learned

Kimball's 1918 Spanish Flu Experience Similar To Today

Second of Two Parts

Avoiding the Spanish Flu compares with today’s situation as an article/advertisement in 1918 appeared to inform people that it was spread by human contact, “chiefly through coughing, sneezing, or spitting. So avoid persons having colds – common drinking cups, roller towels, etc.” The article continued, “Use Vick’s Vapor Rub at the very first sign of a cold.”

The local newspaper did not report any flu incidents in November, though a second quarantine must have been issued but not reported.

Finally, according to the Dec. 5, 1918, Western Nebraska Observer, the second quaranti...