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Phillip Tutor: A $100 fine for going mask-less in an Alabama pandemic

Fort McClellan influenza

Soldiers at Anniston’s Camp McClellan during World War I wear masks intended to help prevent the spread of influenza. The virus killed millions of people worldwide in a pandemic between 1918 and 1920. Credit: Photo courtesy of Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

 

Dr. Scott Harris is an infectious disease specialist. He has papers. He’s also Alabama’s state health officer, which means he’s whispered learned coronavirus advice into the ear of Gov. Kay Ivey.

Phillip Tutor — ptutor@annistonstar.com — is a Star columnist. Follow him at Twitter.com/PTutor_Star.

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