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Quarantine, 1918 by Faith Shearin | Monday, February 01, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

February 1st, 2016

Episode 481 of 781 episodes

There were towns that knew about the flu before it arrived; they had time to imagine the germs on a stranger’s skirts, to see how death could be sealed in an envelope, how a fever could bloom in the evening, and take a life overnight. A few villages, deep in the mountains, posted guards on... Read more »

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