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February 2, 1918

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company issues a report that enumerates that 2% of the white employees of the anthracite mines were disabled by sickness and injury. The number is comparable with the rest of the population. Influenza at 8% is second only to injuries, and additional 6% are subject to pneumonia. Senator LaFolette's son accuses George Creel and the Committee on Public Information of conducting a stealth peace drive.

Source: "Statistics of Sickness," New York Tribune, New York, New York. Page 5, Column 2.


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