November 26th, 2002

Killer Flu in the Congo

KINSHASA, Congo – The World Health Organization confirmed an outbreak of flu in rebel-controlled northern Congo, and the country’s health minister said Tuesday more than 500 people have died.

It’s THE STAND meets Michael Crichton. without commericials, Jeff Goldblum, or CGI.

Which reminds me, I was in Tom Flannery’s play about the 1918 Influenza Epidemic,
The Spanish Lady,
this summer. It was hot. Anyway. I played a soldier who died in bootcamp.

How many died? 675,000 in 10 months.

That is, 675,000 Americans. Worldwide, tens of millions.

Nope. I didn’t hear about it in school, either.

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