A dark humor piece from Harrisburg, PA describes advantages of suffering from grip and influenza are compared to dying from cold due to the coal shortage. The noted exception are the doctors who have not collected on their annual bills for these patients. The reference lack of newspaper "columns and columns about the ravages of influenza," does not cite the censorious role of the Committee on Public Information.
Source: "The January Thaw," Harrisburg Herald, January 15, 1918. Page 8, Column 1.