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Today, states plan to reopen even as the coronavirus crisis continues to grow. This impulse has a history: it’s what many towns did during the flu pandemic of 1918. In this special documentary short, AHA member Ed Ayers, host of the PBS series The Future of America’s Past, offers a snapshot view of Richmond, Virginia’s experience with the 1918 flu. The special segment was released Friday, May 8, via PBS and NPR.