DR. THOMAS TUTTLE: THE "DR. FAUCI" OF THE 1918 SPANISH FLU WAS VILIFIED TOO


During the 1918 Spanish Flu, epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Tuttle prescribed face masks and social distancing to slow the spread of the influenza pandemic.

As a result, he made a lot of enemies. His detractors called him names and described him as an alarmist. Conspiracy theorists had a field day; they accused him of all manners of evil and devilry.

But his public health prescriptions worked, and they saved millions of lives that would have otherwise died. The states that followed his advice had the lowest number of cases, recorded the lowest number of deaths, and had their economic activities reopened much sooner than states that chose to ignore Dr Tuttle and who labeled him a "Deep State Elitist".

Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.

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