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The events that helped write the playbook


March 25, 2020

By Me

In March of 1918 the world was at war. The end of WWI was still eight months away, and horrific conditions in Army barracks, including overcrowding and malnutrition were taking a toll on soldiers. But there was another battle front developing.

There is some disagreement among scientists and historians as to the origins of the Spanish Flu outbreak that would end up taking the lives of 50 million people world-wide. It is widely believed it actually got its start in Kansas, where an Army...

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