Utah’s 1918 flu epidemic, compared to the plague of the middle ages

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – One hundred years ago you could have been arrested for inviting three of your friends to have an outing in the park. Even neighbors attending a funeral of a friend or going to church was banned.

Utah was in the middle of what has been compared to the plague of the middle ages. It was the flu epidemic of 1918.

Craig Wirth explores the unusual chapter in out start history in this week’s Wirth Watching report.

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