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The face mask is a political symbol in America, and what it represents has changed drastically in the 100 years since the last major pandemic

Business Insider Friday, 29 May 2020
The face mask is a political symbol in America, and what it represents has changed drastically in the 100 years since the last major pandemic· Mask laws were enacted in the US during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, and wearing one was seen as a proud exhibition of one's patriotic duty to their country.
· Fast forward to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and that's in stark contrast with some mask protesters perceiving the face coverings as un-American.
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