Monday, October 6, 2014
"The Great Influenza" by John Barry reveals how devastating a global Ebola pandemic can be.
Influenza epidemic of 1918 foreshadows global devastation that worldwide Ebola spread could wreak in 2014!
An Ebola epidemic of global dimensions is a tragedy which would not be new to America or the world. The Great Influenza of 1918 reveals how that raging virus killed as many as 100 million people worldwide. Prepare yourself by going behind the scenes in a disease onslaught that killed more victims in 24 hours than AID has in 24 years!
By Verne Strickland October 6, 2014
As Ebola sends shock waves across the world, most don't know that an influenza pandemic in 1918-19 reveals what it could be like -- as what we fear now has already happened.
One of the most powerful books of historical non-fiction I have ever read is
THE GREAT INFLUENZA by John Barry. It is available at good prices from Amazon.
At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide.
It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century.
But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, author John M. Barry's landmark work The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon.
Barry has written a new afterword for this edition that brings us up to speed on the terrible threat of the avian flu and suggest ways in which we might head off another flu pandemic. I read the book several years ago. It is not to be forgotten.
Purchase it a low prices through Amazon.com.