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1918 'Spanish Flu' Pandemic In Chicago

Point location of influenza and pneumatic deaths and weekly mortality data recorded during 1918 'Spanish flu' pandemic correlated to 1920 census data for Chicago

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Point location of individual cases and weekly data for 496 of the 499 census tracts of Chicago from 1920 of influenza and pneumonia deaths recorded during the 1918 'Spanish flu' pandemic within the city of Chicago, correlated to socio-demographic data (population size, illiteracy, unemployment, home ownership, etc).

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Get an overview of the data:

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Visualizations

Plot deaths per 1000 inhabitants for each of the available census tracts:

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Plot the cases during the 1918 ' Spanish flu' pandemic:

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AutoDelete->True]\), "IndividualCases"][All, "Location"]]], AspectRatio -> 1]
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Wolfram Research, "1918 'Spanish Flu' Pandemic In Chicago" from the Wolfram Data Repository (2020) 

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