Lessons To Be Learned
Kimball's 1918 Spanish Flu Experience Similar To Today
May 7, 2020
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, t...