Comparisons of COVID-19 And the 1918 Spanish Flu in NH Are Eerie
New Hampshire was blindsided by a Coronavirus-like pandemic in 1918, where hundreds perished from the Spanish Influenza.
John Clayton, Executive Director of the Manchester Historic Association, and retired award winning columnist, wrote about it in 2008.
The comparisons of COVID-19 and the 1918 pandemic are eerie, right down to conspiracy theories of its origin…much like we hear today. There was no social media in 1918, but Manchester residents had ways to keep in touch with news as John told Mike Morin.
(Photo Credit: Manchester Historic Association)