The Great Pandemic

The Great Pandemic is a website that covers the influenza pandemic in the United States in 1918 and 1919. It includes details of what happened in each state and documents about the pandemic, including a map of showing the spread of the pandemic across the country. The site also has lists of additional readings, including John Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, which I have read and enjoyed.

Containing Pandemic Flu

My collaborator Kay Aaby forwarded to me a link to an news article about research that used computer simulations to model the hypothetical spread of flu pandemic in the city of Chicago under various containment scenarios. The research was published in a paper that appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.