The Devastating 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in Cleveland in 100 Headlines


Just over 100 years ago, a pandemic struck many parts of the globe. A quarter of the population was infected. The Plain Dealer detailed its arrival in Cleveland how the city battled to save as many lives as possible. Using the Cleveland Public Library archives, we dug through the old papers to find the headlines from that pandemic. Some are very similar to ones we're seeing from today's COVID-19 outbreak. Some couldn't be more different. Check them out.