During the 1918 Flu’s Second Spike, Americans Resisted Social Distancing. Could That Happen Again?

If history is any indicator, attempts to reinstitute social distancing measures to flatten a potential second wave of the virus could face more opposition than the initial lockdowns. The widespread business closures and mask ordinances implemented during the 1918 influenza pandemic weren’t especially popular.

Publisher: Mother Jones | Author: Abigail Weinberg

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history and social distancing
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-06-11 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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