1918 flu pandemic
Opinion: Denver residents refused to wear masks during 1918 pandemic. What have we learned?
Enforcement was an issue. Residents routinely refused to wear masks even when threatened with arrest and hefty fines. Soon Denver had the highest fatality rate in the nation.
Colorado’s other pandemic: The 1918 flu and the lessons learned — or maybe not — for coronavirus
Aside from some quick action in Gunnison, cities and towns across the state struggled as the flu pandemic of 1918 ran its deadly course