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California Lawmakers Boost Dam Checks After Near Disaster
Michigan State a 'textbook' case of how not to do crisis management
As the Nassar controversy has unfolded over the past year and a half, Michigan State University's communications strategy has made a difficult situation worse, experts say.
Among those experts: Dianne Byrum, a partner in the public relations firm of Byrum & Fisk and one of eight members of the MSU Board of Trustees.
"Our communications have been absolutely abysmal," Byrum said. "It's been an embarrassment from my standpoint. It's a textbook example of how not to deal with a crisis."
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St. Louis saw the deadly 1918 Spanish flu epidemic coming. Shutting down the city saved countless lives
It started in a dusty and desolate corner of Kansas, as horror stories might.
The deadly influenza virus that would be known as the mother of all outbreaks tore through Haskell County in the winter of 1918. The county doctor warned that young, sturdy hog farmers were collapsing in the fields as if they’d been shot.
Historians believe that the flu soon reached Camp Funston at Fort Riley, where troops trained to fight World War I. By spring, flu outbreaks hit most of the Army camps across the country. Thousands of troops in effect carried germ warfare in their arsenal to European shores, and the pandemic took hold.
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