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BONUS: Meet The Jared Polis And Anthony Fauci Of 1918

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13min 51sec
Bettmann Archive
They had the right idea: During the worldwide flu epidemic that began in 1918, women in this U.S. office wore cloth masks.

The COVID-19 pandemic feels unprecedented for most of us. But for one scholar of Colorado politics, there's some deja vu to be found, if only you're willing to look back far enough. In this bonus episode of Purplish, host Andrew Kenney talks with Derek Everett, a history professor at MSU-Denver and Colorado State, about how Colorado's leaders handled the 1918 flu epidemic.