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A black and white image shows people in old-fashioned medical attire carrying a sick person on a stretcher.

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country. But the COVID-19 crisis is by any measure a colossal tragedy in its own right, especially given the incredible advances in scientific knowledge since then and the failure to take maximum advantage of the vaccines available this time.






8 reflections of the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon

In this portrait series, Oregon Public Broadcasting asked a cast of our listeners and readers to reflect on the past year and then tell us what they’ve learned and what they feel the future holds for all of us.


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