The 1918 Pandemic killed between fifty and one hundred million people, three percent of the world’s population. That’s a toll greater than taken by the Black Death, AIDS, and Ebola combined. More than 195,000 Americans perished in the single month of October, 1918. Ms. McGough directs our attention to the social and political results of all this devastation. What effect did it have on governments, on economies, on health care systems? How did individuals and communities cope? She’ll offer answers to questions like these and even show how the disaster affected such things as the women’s suffrage movement. Join OLLI and Ms. McGough for a searching analysis of the deadliest natural disaster in modern history.
(Box lunch included.)