Over 100 years ago a virus killed 50 million people, the mother of all pandemics

Jessop's Journal

Everyone has a story. Stories have power. They help us understand each other. As I write this, the world is dealing with the COVID19 Pandemic. In this entry into Jessop’s Journal, I decided to do a special story on a WWI soldier named Arthur Mower, set in the time of “The Mother of All Pandemics” known as the 1918 Influenza.

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Here are this week’s Internet Treasure Hunt questions:

* What specialty was Arthur trained in as a soldier in WWI?

* How many people were infected worldwide with the “Spanish Influenza”?

*What was the date of the letter that Arthur wrote home over 100 years ago?

With another entry into Jessop ‘s Journal, I’m Doug Jessop, ABC4 News.

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