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THE REACTION TO THE PANDEMIC OF 1918


During the influenza epidemic of 1918, Portland converted one of its newest
and largest buildings, the Portland Auditorium, into a temporary hospital.
 

Make-shift hospitals were set up in Portland, and other cities.  Here volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tend influenza sufferers in the Oakland Auditorium, in California.

The Spanish influenza pandemic became one of the deadliest events
in history. Although the Spanish flu struck Portland, Oregon more
than a century ago, how Portlanders reacted then has an uncanny parallel to what we’re experiencing now with the Coronavirus. The
first confirmed case in Portland was a soldier, a private on his way
to Texas for training.

Just a week after Portland’s first Spanish flu diagnosis, the Oregon
State Board of Health ordered all public gathering places to shut
down statewide. Parades were canceled. Church services were
suspended. Restaurants sat empty. Dance halls silent. And
suddenly, 36,000 Portland students had nowhere to go. 

In addition to the closures, stores and businesses limited hours. Portland’s famous department store, Meier & Frank, asked
customers not to come into their store but rather to make delivery orders.

Officials urged Portland residents to wash their hands and keep
at least 4 feet apart — the prototype of “social distancing.”
(OPB)

Salem History: How the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic compares to COVID-19
The Oregon Statesman.

Seattle police officers wear masks during the influenza epidemic made by the local chapter of the American Red Cross in this National Archives photo dated December 1918.




 

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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TO ALL FIRST RESPONDERS

Messages of appreciation | Nottinghamshire Police

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SORRY ABOUT THAT FOLKS…THE HOSPITAL MISSED ME

AND WANTED ME BACK FOR A FEW DAY’S! NOT REALLY,

I HAD A HIGH PULSE RATE AND HAD TO GET IT DOWN.

THINGS ARE FINE NOW WITH A MEDICATION ADJUSTMENT.

YOUR ON LINE FRIEND,

BLOGGER BOB~

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ANNOUNCEMENT MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released the first report of the Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health.


U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry knew his report was a bombshell. He intentionally chose to release it on January 11, 1964, a Saturday, so as to
limit its immediate effects on the stock market. It was on this date that, on
behalf of the U.S. Government, Terry announced a definitive link between
smoking and cancer.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1962,
President John F. Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S.
forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the
discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

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Aerial view of missile launch site at San Cristobal, Cuba.

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