Horowitz: Lost common sense: How America lived through the Asian flu of 1957

“Let us all keep a cool head about Asian influenza as the statistics on the spread and the virulence of the disease begin to accumulate.” ~New York Times editorial, Sept. 17, 1957 “So, what was it like to live through the Asian flu of 1957?” I recently asked my father. “What’s the Asian flu?” replied … Continue reading Horowitz: Lost common sense: How America lived through the Asian flu of 1957