New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Baseball great Babe Ruth beat Spanish Flu twice

 

April 13, 2020



In 1918, an influenza panic much like today’s COVID-19 struck the nation.

The Spanish flu, as it was often called, killed at least 50 million victims worldwide, and 675,000 in the U.S. Then-Surgeon General Rupert Blue summarized how suddenly the highly contagious, fast-spreading and deadly respiratory disease struck.

“People are stricken on the streets or while at work. First there is a chi...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.






 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020