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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Deja vu all over again?

The last time the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, before last night, was 1918. That winter, the worst known influenza epidemic in history hit the world, killing 20 to 40 million people worldwide, including 675,000 Americans (including probably my grandfather, who died when my father was an infant). Both the world-wide and American tolls from the flu exceeded their relative tolls from the "war to end all wars."