Primary Source: Spanish Flu Pandemic
from The Oregonian, October 12, 1918
The 1918 influenza pandemic, often called the Spanish flu epidemic, is estimated to have affected 500 million people worldwide and killed 50-100 million people. This October 1918 news article about the epidemic was written as the second wave of infection, which was the most deadly, was just beginning. Students will read the article and answer questions on the details and the tone.