Tag: Spanish flu

The historian in me is fascinated by how Americans in crisis make use of the past to predict the future. To those inclined to look backward, the so-called Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 offers pundits…

The staggering economic consequences of the social distancing edicts adopted across most of the nation last month have led to a vigorous debate over whether, to use President Donald Trump’s term, the “cure” for the…

If Samuel Crumbine were alive today, he’d recognize the precautions that Kansans are taking to limit COVID-19. There’s little doubt he would approve of the closing of schools, theaters and restaurants. He would worry about…