Finding A Cure

One of the most important challenges, for health communicators today, is helping the public to understand that a flu shot will not be readily available when the next pandemic strikes. Once the virus is identified, it will take several months to produce a vaccine. In 1918, in desperation, people tried a variety of methods to cure the sick — some practical and effective, others questionable and even amusing.

Page last reviewed: April 9, 2013