California State Board of Health, 1920: "Masks have not been proved efficient enough to warrant compulsory application" | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

California State Board of Health, 1920: "Masks have not been proved efficient enough to warrant compulsory application"

As I have previously reported, California Governor Gavin Newsom is obsessed with the 'Anti-Mask Brigade' of 1918. He often invokes their opposition to masks in his speeches, warns that history repeats itself, and claims that wearing masks contributed a great deal to the eradication and control of the Spanish flu. But are Gavin's claims true?

No. They are proven false by none other than California State Board of Health and Dr. W. H. KELLOGG, M.D., whom we all know as the founder of Kellogg's breakfast cereals. The following are very interesting excerpts from a 100-year-old report published in The American Journal of Public Health entitled 'AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE EFFICACY OF GAUZE FACE MASKS' by Dr. W. H. KELLOGG, M.D. The very first paragraph declares: "Masks have not been proved efficient enough to warrant compulsory application for the checling of epidemics, according to Dr. Kellogg, who has conducted a painstaking investigation with gauzes. This investigation is scientific in character, omitting no one of the necessary factors. It ought to settle the much argued question of masks for the public."

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