In 1918, the Media Was Able To Twist Words To Appear More Impacted By A Mass Flu Pandemic!

In 1918, the Media Was Able To Twist Words To Appear More Impacted By A Mass Flu Pandemic!

The 1918 flu pandemic happened throughout the globe.

A report on the mortality of this event states that between 50-100 million people were killed from this influenza pandemic.

But the media in the United States were not allowed to state that it was a plague of sorts because of censorship and mass hysteria.

Instead, Spain was able to report the word plague over illness, making it seem as if the worst cases were in Spain.

However, that was not the case. The most violent cases of the flu pandemic happened in Boston Massachusetts, France, and Sierra Leone. This was noted as the Spanish flu.

Because of soldiers taking modern forms of transportation after the first World War as well as sailors and normal civilians, this made it easier for disease to spread throughout the world with little knowledge of it’s spreading.

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