Barry has written for The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , Time Magazine , Fortune , The Washington Post , Esquire , and other publications and frequently appears as a guest commentator on every broadcast network in the ., including on NBC 's Meet the Press , ABC 's World News Tonight , PBS 's The News Hour , numerous NPR shows, and such foreign media as the BBC and Al Jazeera . Tulane University awarded him an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina . Roger Williams University also awarded him an honorary doctorate.
Worst affected was German Samoa , today the independent state of Samoa , which had been occupied by New Zealand in 1914. A crippling 90% of the population was infected; 30% of adult men, 22% of adult women and 10% of children died. By contrast, the flu was kept away from American Samoa when Governor John Martin Poyer imposed a blockade.  In New Zealand itself, 8,573 deaths were attributed to the 1918 pandemic influenza, resulting in a total population fatality rate of %.  In Ireland, the Spanish Flu accounted for 10% of the total deaths in 1918 which can be seen as quite detrimental considering World War 1 was still occurring.