Pandemics then and now Posted in: News Strategies for coping with pandemics has not changed much over the past 102 years. This article appeared in the Oct. 11, 1918 edition of The Vindicator. Occupation — loafer. This has nothing to do with anything, but it was found on the 1918 death certificate of one local man, and your editor thought it worth sharing. Compared to much of the nation, and particularly to urban areas, Liberty County suffered few losses to the Influenza pandemic ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!