PREVIEW: A look at South Dakota’s H1N1 response in 2009


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — COVID-19 may be the focus of today, but it wasn’t too long ago when a different pandemic had our attention.

In 2009, cases of H1N1 were spreading.

In that first year, the CDC estimates there were more than 60 million cases and the virus killed up to 575,400 people. People were limiting travel, wiping down counters, and wearing masks.

On Friday’s Eye on KELOLAND, we’ll look back at H1N1, and hear from two people who remember it well.

We’ll also show you what gave people hope and certainty to overcome the virus.

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