Contagions:  Echoes of the Big Lie

Tue, Aug 18

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Contagions: Echoes of the Big Lie

In Charlotte, the epidemic ignited controversy over closing of businesses, shutdown of schools and proper treatment methods. Covid-19? No, it was the 1918 influenza outbreak...

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Aug 18, 2020, 4:00 PM

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About the Event

In Charlotte, the epidemic ignited controversy over closing of businesses, shutdown of schools and proper treatment methods. Covid-19? No, it was the 1918 influenza outbreak, a story that echoes eerily a century later, and one that comes with a newly discovered mystery: Why did health authorities under-report the scope of the crisis by more than half to the public?

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Read this article in advance of the presentation: THE BIG LIE: 102 years ago, Charlotte leaders downplayed devastation of Spanish flu