The Great Flu Pandemic of 1918

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SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – As we all try to wrap our arms around the gravity of this current pandemic, it may helpful to put this into some historical context. So, we reached out to our friends at the Georgia Historical Society for answers. Around 100 years ago, in 1918, there was a horrible flu outbreak that is considered the “greatest pandemic in history.” Historians say between 50-100 million people died worldwide, and about a half a billion were infected.

Thanks to the Georgia Historical Society, we are pleased to share this YouTube lesson from Dr. Stan Deaton. It’s just one of his many fascinating “Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path”.

Remember, you can always access The Georgia Historical Society’s website for more great resources on learning from home.

“GHS has always been a trusted source of educational materials for teachers and students. Now, more than ever, we are committed to making every resource we can available to parents, teachers, and students as they navigate the world of online education during this challenging time.” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society.

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