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With Connecticut State Epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Carter. World War I killed 17 million people. The epidemic that started in the war’s final year infected 500 million and may have killed 50-100 million (up to 5% of the global population). Both events forever changed world history, politics, and human life.

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Image: Emergency hospital during influenza epidemic, Camp Funston, Kansas. Source: Otis Historical Archives Nat’l Museum of Health & Medicine, via Wikimedia Commons