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Anti-Mask Movement
The Mask Slackers of 1918.  "As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919, masks took a role in political and cultural wars." 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/us/mask-protests-1918.html 

Personel Freedom Over Societal Safety
"A difficulty in dealing with infectious diseases in America was the rooted dislike to the curtailment of the personal liberty of the citizen for the benefit of the people at large. "   BMJ.  July 1, 1893  https://www.bmj.com/content/2/1696/21.full.pdf 
  
Anti-Vaccination Movement

"Smallpox and the Anti-vaccination Leagues in England
The rationale for this criticism varied, and included sanitary, religious, scientific, and political objections."   https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles
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Supression of Data
"One of the most important is that when infections spiral out of control, governments worry too much about avoiding accountability, often downplaying the severity of an outbreak until it is too late."  Los Angeles Times.  April 19, 2020.   https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-kavanagh-epidemics-health-public-policy-20190516-story.html   

  
 

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