By mid-December 1918, it was clear that a second wave of the flu was indeed hitting Fresno. But many people did not want to shut down again.
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The pandemic wanes, the world begins to reopen — but in December 1918, was a second wave about to hit?
Churches, flu masks, theatrical fare, and some hungry Fresnans. How does the crisis finally unwind?
Fresnans impatiently wait to reopen their city. But has the flu been thwarted?
The people of Fresno try to figure out how to celebrate the end of the Great War — without reviving the flu epidemic.
Masks were certainly controversial. In San Francisco, a deputy health officer had shot and severely wounded a man who refused to don one.
As Fresno moved into the fourth week of its influenza outbreak, the situation appeared increasingly dire.
As Fresno entered the third week of the flu pandemic, health officials scrambled to convince residents to take it seriously.