100 years ago: Pandemic in Seattle - the Spanish Flu

Friday, September 7, 2018

By Meredith Li-Vollmer
Public Health, Seattle and King County

One hundred years ago this fall a terrible influenza outbreak arrived in King County and Washington state, part of a pandemic that had spread around the globe. Just ten years ago, artist David Lasky and I created our first comic book together, No Ordinary Flu, that told what happened in the United States during the Great Pandemic of 1918 (also known as the Spanish Flu). We’ve reunited to produce a serial comic strip about how that deadly influenza spread in our region and how local people coped with a historic public health crisis.

This comic strip series commemorates the centennial of the Great Pandemic of 1918 and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of our original comic book, No Ordinary Flu. Order copies of No Ordinary Flu (available in multiple languages) and for more on pandemic flu, including what schools, businesses, and individuals can do to be ready for a severe pandemic: HERE

There will be a new chapter each week this month.


Anonymous,  September 7, 2018 at 10:02 AM  

Nice presentation. Please, please have someone edit for correct grammar. The Puget Sound didn't grow a whit bigger in 1918. The Puget Sound AREA, REGION, was growing. We have a president who can't say the word anonymous - we have educated people who don't know the difference between less and fewer - what's the world coming to??

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