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A Brief Colorado History of the Great Influenza and “The Quarantine Against the World”

As the world deals with the spread of COVID-19, the newest global health crisis, it might be good to look back at how the country and Colorado has dealt with past heath epidemics. In 1918, the world saw one of the deadliest outbreaks in history with the Spanish flu. According to the Denver Public Library, Colorado had one of the highest mortality rates in the country.

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