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February 2, 1918

 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1918-02-02/ed-1/seq-5/#date1=1918&sort=date&rows=20&words=Influenza&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=17&state=&date2=1918&proxtext=influenza&y=15&x=14&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=4

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1918-02-02/ed-1/seq-5/#date1=1918&sort=date&rows=20&words=Influenza&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=17&state=&date2=1918&proxtext=influenza&y=15&x=14&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=4

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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February 1, 1918
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February 3, 1918