Parallels In Pandemics: A Virus Outbreak A Century Ago

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 24, 2021 / comments

[By Kirk Callan Smith,  1-24-21]

What was it like in El Dorado County during the 1918 pandemic? A review of local newspapers published 102 years ago reveals parallels with the current COVID-19 outbreak. Newspapers in the area then were the Placerville Republican, Mountain Democrat and the Georgetown Gazette...