Comparing pandemics: 1918 and 2020 - WCAX

During the great and far deadlier influenza outbreak of 1918, pockets of resistance to wearing masks were seen in Vermont.

"She started posting Twitter content from the pandemic of 1918 to show people the similar response between then and now. Marshall noted it was town health experts who led the way then, before a broader state board of health decided to stop social gatherings and push for quarantining. “And then really started relying again on the citizens of Vermont to be responsive and responsible to what they are asking and then looking at local officials to help support that effort,” said Marshall."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-02 16:37:18 -0500