In 1916 Vice President Thomas Marshall described the war as a “Democratic asset” in the general election. The Logan, UT newspaper wonders if the flu will be the same in the coming midterm election. Woodrow Wilson had run the 1916 campaign on a platform of keeping the United States out of the European war between monarchies. In Logan there are 28 families quarantined by the flu.
Source: “Will the Flu Save the Democratic Party,” The Logan Republican, Logan, Utah, October 22, 1918. Page 1 Column 3.