The insanity of the mask controversy afflicting America is not new. In the 1918, a similarly absurd battle took place across the country. Recount takes you back.

+ WaPo: The battle over masks in a pandemic: An all-American story.

+ Stat: How many needless Covid-19 deaths were caused by delays in responding? Most of them.

+ Meanwhile, while we’re pretending the virus has gone away… MLB to Close All Spring Training Facilities for Sanitizing. 23 Clemson football players tested positive. And UCLA football players demanded an independent advisor because they don’t trust the school when it comes to Covid.