Skip to comments.One Man Knew [A book review in True West Magazine]
Posted on 05/19/2020 12:57:34 PM PDT by righttackle44
According to an excellent book, The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, the deadliest plague in history1918-1919started in Haskell County, Kansas, and one man, Dr. Loring Miner, knew firsthand about it, because many of his patients were dying, but no one would listen.
He issued a warning, published in Public Health Reports to alert health officials to this new outbreak and it is the first reference to the outbreak on public record.
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Any Coolies working in town?
I’ve always wondered if it was a German bioweapon that got out of control. It seems to have first affected American army training camps...
and the Germans were desperate and resourceful. They came up with poison gas, and might well have experimented with the idea of biowar...
Some things never change.
As with pretty much every outbreak of disease, the Spanish Flu came from China by way of Chineese workers hired by France and GB to work during WWI in Europe.
Its not that no one listened, its that the original outbreak was contained in a small community. It was socially distant.
The BIG breakout started in August at Ft Devens.
Haskell County Kansas is on migratory route of birds
The virus originated in birds
Haskell County also had large number of hog farms, the virus jumped to pigs then to humans
First wave struck in early spring the second more virulent wave in the fall
Hundreds of thousands of men were crammed into army camps and troop \ships. Here spread like wild from soldier to soldiers killing thousands , then into civilian population
From USA jumped to Europe by US Soldiers infecting other countries
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