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How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare state

The 1918 pandemic ruined the remote metropoli of stersund. But its bequest is a city and country well-equipped to deal with 21 st century challenges On 15 September 1918, a 12 -year-old boy identified Karl Karlsson who lived just outside Ostersund, Sweden, wrote a short diary enter:” Two who died of Spanish influenza embed today. A few snowflakes in the air .” For all its brevity and matter-of-fact tone, Karlsson’s journal stimulates grim read. It is 100 years since a particularly virulent stres of avian flu, known as the Spanish…

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Stonebriar Tea Light 6-7 Hour-Use for Floating Candle Centerpiece-100

Stonebriar Tea Light 6-7 Hour-Use for Floating Candle Centerpiece-100, 100 Pack, White

Package contains 100 quality paraffin unscented white tea light candles with an extended burn time of 6 to 7 hours. Our wicks are lead free and 100% cotton, and each candle comes in it’s own aluminum tin. These quality tea light candles can be used with any decor whether it be a beautiful centerpiece for the holidays, an upscale romantic restaurant setting, or a relaxing spa atmosphere. Stonebriar tea light candles will fit any standard tea light holder, or you can even create your own crafty candleholder out of mason…

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New evidence prompts Europe-wide hunt for 1998 murder suspect

New DNA analysis relates 55 -year-old man to assassination of Dutch schoolboy Nicky Verstappen A Europe-wide manhunt is under way for the suspicious executioner of an 11 -year-old Dutch schoolboy on a campsite 20 years ago this month, after “the worlds largest” Dna experimenting program in the Netherlands’ history finally made a 100% match. In the latest twist to a cold suit that has gripped the two countries since 1998, police in the south metropoli of Maastricht said on Thursday that more than 200 people had called in following an…

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Swiss Alps plane crash leaves all 20 passengers and crew dead

Investigation under way after mid-century JU-Air plane crashed into mountainside A vintage Swiss military airplane, which was saved from being mothballed by a national fundraising campaign, has crashed into a mountain in the Alps, killing all 20 people onboard. The JU-5 2 HB-HOT aircraft, which was constructed in 1939, was flying from Locarno, near Switzerland’s southern border, to airline JU-Air’s base in Dubendorf, a suburbium of Zurich. It crashed into the western peak of Piz Segnas, a 3,000 -metre( 10,000 -ft) mountain above the resort of Flims, in the south-east…

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Outdoor World

How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare state

The 1918 pandemic ravaged the remote city of stersund. But its legacy is a city and country well-equipped to deal with 21 st century challenges On 15 September 1918, a 12 -year-old boy named Karl Karlsson who lived just outside Ostersund, Sweden, wrote a short diary entry:” Two who died of Spanish influenza buried today. A few snowflakes in the air .” For all its brevity and matter-of-fact tone, Karlsson’s journal makes grim reading. It is 100 years since a particularly virulent strain of avian flu, known as the Spanish…

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