There’s a lot of talk about the avian flu these days, but many people don’t realize that a worldwide flu epidemic killed at least 20 million people in 1918-1919. The other day I had a story in the Post-Gazette about some nameless flu victims that were killed by the flu in 1918 in Butler County. They were buried in mass graves, but people still remember them.
While you’re driving down the highway during the holidays, you don’t expect the bridges above you to come falling down. Most people have heard about the recent collapse of the bridge onto I-70. The incident could have easily killed someone, since about 30,000 vehicles travel that stretch of I-70 daily.