Stars and Stripes stripes.com 25 Dec, 2020 18:45 am

102 years ago, San Francisco faced an intense battle to require masks during the second wave of the Spanish flu

102 years ago, San Francisco faced an intense battle to require masks during the second wave of the Spanish flu
During the second wave of Spanish influenza in December 1918 and January 1919, San Franciscans were weary after an autumn of restrictions that were tougher than in most other cities — though they did appear to help reduce cases and deaths.

102 years ago, San Francisco faced an intense battle to require masks during the second wave of the Spanish flu Police court officials in San Francisco hold a session in the open as a precaution against the spreading influenza epidemic of 1918-19.SAN FRANCISCO (Tribune News Service) — A resurgent virus killing again.The driving force behind the push to make masks mandatory a second time was San Francisco's top health official, who had also helped the city stave off the bubonic plague after the 1906 earthquake.Even as a large San Francisco Chronicle headline Nov.

Not that Hassler or other San Francisco leaders were above a little hypocrisy.Kate Crocker had been caring for flu patients as a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross in San Francisco when she caught the virus herself.

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