I have a general safety class at LCC West and we just covered the h1n1 global flu pandemic of 1918. Scary stuff- I was wondering if it was something cooked up in a chemical warfare lab, but it turns out to be believed to have originated in a burning Kansas manure pile. This drop in population of about 500k in the U.S. alone may have an important effect on my life- grandpa red came over from england in 1920 for the numerous jobs available for strong young men. Turns out- the h1n1 flu killed mostly young adult men because the disease evoked a greater discharge of fluids from healthy lung tissues causing suffocation.
Red drove Oldsmobile car carriers for Howard Sober Trucking in Lansing before the advent of our modern highway system….