Nurses Make Masks to Combat Spanish Flu (1919)

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1y Mar 17, 2020

While doing some archival digging I came across this short clip showing Red Cross Nurses in Boston preparing gauze masks to wear while caring for those sick with the Spanish Flu in 1918-19. I was surprised to see the clip end with some advice that remains relevant in the current Coronavirus Outbreak. I thought it was worth sharing as it shows we've tackled crisis like these before and come through them.

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