Disastrous Decisions Impacted Chicago During the 1918 Flu Epidemic


The 1918 flu outbreak, both globally and in Chicago, is the event which most clearly antecedes today’s Coronavirus pandemic. Chicago suffered over 8,000 deaths due to the 1918 influenza epidemic. Many commonly call it the “Spanish flu.” It was one of the worst epidemics in Chicago history. The history of what went wrong 102 years […]