How did New York get impacted by the Spanish flu?

The Spanish flu raced through crowded tenements and neighborhoods, killing more than 20,000 New Yorkers. But it could have been much worse. The wire arrived in New York City from an incoming ship at sea, announcing that 10 of its passengers and 11 crew members were ill.

Where was the 1918 influenza pandemic located?

The earliest documented case was March 1918 in Kansas, United States, with further cases recorded in France, Germany and the United Kingdom in April….

Spanish flu
Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with Spanish flu at a hospital ward at Camp Funston
Disease Influenza
Virus strain Strains of A/H1N1
Location Worldwide

When was the Spanish flu in New York?

New York City emerged from the three waves of the influenza pandemic (September 1918 to February 1919) officially recording approximately 30,000 deaths out of a population of roughly 5.6 million due to influenza or pneumonia, 21,000 of them during the second fall wave (September 14 to November 16).

Did Broadway close during the Spanish flu?

(The 1918-1919 flu pandemic, which was making its way through the U.S. around the same time, did not close Broadway.) Twenty-two theaters closed on June 2, 1960, the first night of the shutdown, losing business from the 23,000 patrons that would have attended that night, according to The New York Times.

What happened to Broadway during the Spanish flu?

War plays were big on Broadway in the fall of 1918. They flocked to see a play called “Lightnin’: A Live Wire American Comedy” at the Gaiety Theater, on the edge of Times Square. Even as a lethal influenza pandemic took hold of the city, audiences came. Settled into the seats, they must have laughed and laughed.

What treatments were created to cure the Spanish flu?

Treatment and Therapy Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid was a common remedy. For secondary pneumonia doses of epinephrin were given. To combat the cyanosis physicians gave oxygen by mask or some injected it under the skin (JAMA, 10/3/1918).

How long were theaters closed during the Spanish flu?

MANN: During the outbreak, between 80% and 90% of American movie theaters were closed for anywhere between two to six months. This was a huge disruption and not only moviegoing but movie-selling and moviemaking.

Are there any movies about the Spanish flu?

Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (TV Movie 2009) – IMDb.