The Spanish Flu Epidemic

In the section of “Upheaval in America,” Forner briefly discusses the flu epidemic, that killed 700,00 people.  In a time where there was race, world, immigration, and strike wars, this had to be a bigger deal than what was covered in the book.  When I researched the epidemic I found out that the flu killed 50 to 100 million people around the world, this included many soldiers that were fighting in world war one. So now I am curious,

1.  How did this affect WW1?

2.  Something like an epidemic, would be the fear implemented into our media present day.  Since this flu was ten times a threat than anything we would see today, why wasn’t it such a concern at this time?

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