Fri. Jan 28th, 2022
The Active Retirement Association on Feb. 17 in a 10 a.m. Zoom session will present Dr. Marion Dorsey discussing why the Spanish Flu of 1918 was so deadly and the tensions, then and now, between governmental authority, public health and individual liberty.

Explore how politics, culture, medicine and foreign affairs impacted the severity of the Spanish Flu of 1918 and COVID-19, and how these diseases changed our world – and how COVID still does.

It’s all part of an online series by the Active Retirement Association (ARA) beginning Feb. 17 in a 10 a.m. Zoom session.  Dr. Marion Dorsey will discuss why the Spanish Flu of 1918 was so deadly and the tensions, then and now, between governmental authority, public health and individual liberty. Dr. Dorsey, an associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, will also explain how World War I enhanced the Spanish Flu’s devastating effects.

All are welcome. Register for this or other ARA programs by emailing araseacoast@gmail.com. Please include your name, the ARA program you wish to attend, and the community where you reside. Non-Association members may attend one program per semester for free. Otherwise, there is a $25 membership fee.

Other programs in this series are:

Feb. 24: Dr. Kurk Dorsey, professor and chair, UNH Department of History, will speak about two U.S. Presidents –  Woodrow Wilson and Donald Trump –  who served during these worldwide epidemics.

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