News from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Here’s a piece from an 1918 edition of Alaska’s “Douglas Island News.”

All of this is of great relevance today, but worthy of special note are:

Do not disregard the advice of a specialist, just because you don’t understand (medicine).

Do not disregard the rights of a community; obey cheerfully the rules issued by authorities. 

Do not think you are entitled to special privileges.  

Apparently, 1918 had its own set of spoiled morons.  In a way, that’s refreshing to know.