Fletcher Dodged the 1918 Flu: Does it Hold Lessons for Covid-19?

FletcherDodgedThe1918Flu.pdf

Title

Fletcher Dodged the 1918 Flu: Does it Hold Lessons for Covid-19?

Description

Story Fletcher, Vermont, one of only two towns in the US that had zero deaths during the 1918 influenza crisis. The hypothesis is that the town was so isolated that people didn't come in from the outside, although there was a wedding with outsiders at the height of the epidemic. The article also mentions Vermont's battle with polio by limiting social contact in 1914-1918.

Date

May 31, 2020

Subject

Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--Vermont--Fletcher.
Poliomyelitis-​-​Vermont.
Fletcher (Vt.)--History.

Creator

Erin Petenko and Mike Dougherty

Publisher

vtdigger.org

Citation

Erin Petenko and Mike Dougherty, “Fletcher Dodged the 1918 Flu: Does it Hold Lessons for Covid-19?,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed July 12, 2020, https://www.digitalvermont.org/1918/1844.