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Sunday, March 29, 2020

A 108-year-old woman who survived the 1918 Spanish flu is thought to have become the oldest victim of coronavirus in the UK. Hilda Churchill died in a Salford care home on Saturday, hours after testing positive for Covid-19 and just eight days before her 109th birthday. ... The coronavirus pandemic had prompted Churchill to reminisce about the Spanish flu, according to her grandson, Anthony Churchill. He said: "When I visited her last, we talked about coronavirus and mentioned we might not see her for a while. She said it was very similar to the Spanish flu but in her day there were no planes and somehow it still managed to spread everywhere." She and most of her family in their home in Crewe became infected with the Spanish flu, including her father, who collapsed in the street, she recalled. They all survived apart from her 12-month-old baby sister, Beryl May.



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Wow, it's not like you can say she was taken before her time but what are the odds? I'm just glad she got to talk a bit about what it was like the last time before she left this world.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2020-03-29 09:03 PM | Reply

This hero died to save the world economy.

~ Lt. Governor Dan Patrick ~

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-03-29 09:27 PM | Reply

Wow. My Grandmother and my aunt had it. They were children but remembered it vividly.

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-03-30 03:48 AM | Reply

We got to stop calling it the Spanish Flu, seriously. It didn't even originate there. And since I'm posting from Madrid, I may be biased.

#4 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-03-30 04:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Spanish flu is not racist?

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-03-30 08:24 AM | Reply

Spanish flu is not racist?

Is Spain a race?

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-30 08:44 AM | Reply

#9 Is China?

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-03-30 08:56 AM | Reply

No. You don't know that?

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-30 08:58 AM | Reply

Spanish flu is not racist?

It didn't originate in Spain so it shouldn't have been called that. But we can't go back to 1918 and change that.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2020-03-30 09:26 AM | Reply

But we can't go back to 1918 and change that.


Maybe trump could do it. He changes history all the time since no one REALLY knows. He is already trying to rewrite the history of the corona crisis.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-30 11:59 AM | Reply

Spanish flu is not racist?


A lot of people were racist in 1918.

#11 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-03-30 01:10 PM | Reply

Our President in 1918 Woodrow Wilson (D) was one of the most racist Presidents we've ever had.
He drained the swamp of black people all throughout the Executive Branch.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-30 01:16 PM | Reply

#12 True Snoofy. He's undefendable in that aspect but overall a really good President.

#13 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-03-30 04:19 PM | Reply

#12 How so? He got us into WW1, was racist as f**k. Made German people all over America feel like traitors. Stripped away basic rights under cover of war. Started the fed. Real good guy,Not.

#14 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-30 04:31 PM | Reply

Over There

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-30 04:37 PM | Reply

Governor of New Jersey.

Helped farmers by creating federal farm loan board, farm associations and regional farm banks.

Established an eight-hour workday, with additional pay for overtime work.

Nobel Peace Prize for creating the League of Nations.

Supported women's right to vote.

Referenced countless times by Clinton and Obama as an inspiration.

Established the US dollar as a global currency.

Amplified antitrust laws and established controls on prices.

#16 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-03-31 06:22 AM | Reply

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