At the dawn of 1919, Fresno faced twin crises—a second flu wave and a political struggle over who was in charge of the city’s response to the epidemic.
teaching the crisis
The pandemic wanes, the world begins to reopen — but in December 1918, was a second wave about to hit?
Fresnans impatiently wait to reopen their city. But has the flu been thwarted?
As Fresno entered the third week of the flu pandemic, health officials scrambled to convince residents to take it seriously.