November 7, 1918
The Spokesman Review reports on the mask controversy. The science as yet cannot prove that wearing a mask helps in preventing transmission of the flu and many Spokane citizens view the mask less as a precaution and more as a muzzle.
"The Mask Edict Arrives" Whitworth University (2021). Whitworth in World War I Fall 1918 during the Pandemic of Spanish Influenza.
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