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Dr. Birx told the heartbreaking story of her great-grandmother's death from Spanish flu while imploring Americans to social distance

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Dr. Deborah Birx, a top official handling the United States' coronavirus response, on Wednesday told the tragic story of her great-grandmother dying from Spanish flu as she implored Americans to social distance.
"My grandmother, for 88 years, lived with the fact that she was the one at age 11 who brought home flu...when her mother had just delivered. And her mother succumbed to the great, 1918 flu," Birx said.
Birx said every American has a role to "protect each and every person that you interact with."
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Dr. Deborah Birx implores public to take coronavirus outbreak seriously with heart-wrenching personal story about grandmother

Dr. Deborah Birx implores public to take coronavirus outbreak seriously with heart-wrenching personal story about grandmother

14 days ago   |   By ABC

"She never forgot that she was the child that was in school that innocently brought that flu home," Birx said of her grandmother's experience with the 1918 flu pandemic.
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