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[Correspondence] The Spanish flu: an interdisciplinary problem

Mark Honigsbaum (June 23, p 2492)1 describes my claim that the Spanish flu left humanity transformed as “sweeping”2—a subtly pejorative term that hints at a weak evidence base while excusing the person who uses it from presenting stronger evidence of their own. He writes that many historians disagree with me but, unfortunately, does not name them.

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