From sewage to milk to vaccinations, naysayers have always obstructed mandates and measures.
Two Northwest scholars on what the history of the 1918 flu can teach us about our return to normal today.
COVID-19's arc of brutal consequences will stretch far into the future.
A false belief in the genetic superiority of virus survivors may help explain the Trump administration's mismanagement of coronavirus.
After five weeks of lock down restrictions, the city thought it had beaten the virus. It hadn’t.
Radios, telephones and dishwashers influenced our response to the nation's last great epidemic.
Face coverings helped flatten the curve during the Spanish flu. But as with coronavirus today, they couldn't muzzle dissent.
Washington’s top doctors tried to combat opponents of government regulation with arguments that resonate 100 years later.
In 1920, the city’s commissioner of public health called Seattle “a hot bed for anti-vaccination, Christian Science, and various anti-medical cults.”
The last great pandemic hit the Pacific Northwest a century ago. It should inform how we think about the coronavirus.
Here and beyond, reports of deaths by suicide indicate the mental health toll likely caused by the influenza pandemic.
After another pandemic swept through the United States 100 years ago, attempts were made to return to normal. It was a hard sell.
Dr. T.D. Tuttle was Washington's Health Commissioner during the 1918 flu. He wasn't always popular — even when he was right.
During the 1918 flu, bad actors ripped off renters, exploited dead sailors and drank illegal whiskey.
Seattle leaders relaxed containment rules during the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, fueling a second wave of infections.
Over a century ago, my grandmother nearly died from the pandemic. Her doctor wasn't so lucky.