As Fresno entered the final week of 1918, the second wave of the influenza outbreak showed no signs of breaking.
As a new wave of flu tore through Fresno, the debate over reopening turned into all-out war – with business and church interests ultimately winning out, at a steep cost to public health.
As students returned to school and theaters reopened, was a second wave of the deadly virus about to hit Fresno?
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.
The flu appeared to be losing its grip on the city, suggesting that Fresno’s strict social distancing measures were bearing fruit.