Flu myths: The flu shot won’t make you sick, and whiskey won’t cure you

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: January 6, 2013
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The headline reads “Influenza Rages in Oklahoma City; Whisky is Needed.”

It was December 1918, and the Oklahoma City Police Department was getting inundated with calls, people requesting whiskey to, allegedly, alleviate their flu-like symptoms.

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