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People hated masks during the 1918 pandemic, too. 675,000 Americans died

14 Jul 2020

America’s divisiveness over masks is alarmingly familiar: Everyone from streetcar conductors to physicians railed against masks during the 1918 pandemic. Said one public official: “Under no circumstances will I be muzzled like a hydrophobic dog.”

We have all seen the headlines: Coronavirus cases are surging in 40 states, with new cases and hospitalization rates climbing at an alarming rate. Health officials have warned that the U.S. must act quickly to halt the spread–or we risk losing control over the pandemic.

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