I have nothing to offer here except to just say that this is damned interesting. Ancient DNA from bubonic plague victims buried in cemeteries on the old Silk Road trade.
As always, natural disasters are really human-disasters, exacerbating preexisting inequalities that people don't want to talk about. With Covid, and for that matter with other communicable diseases such as tuberculosis,.
Lots of gems of self-medication here: It was a similar scene a century ago when Spanish flu ravaged the globe and the panicked masses turned to alcohol – as well.
Nurse Harriet Curley takes the pulse of a Navajo patient waiting in the dispensary of the Sage Memorial Hospital, an ultra-modern institution at the Ganado Mission, Arizona, a Presbyterian enterprise.
COVID-19 is not a creation of globalization, but it's rapid spread around the globe is. And it is just one of many, many diseases that globalization has whipped around the.
The Spanish were able to conquer the Mexica (Aztecs) due to the smallpox wiping out Tenochtitlan between 1519-21. But in the writings that survived the Spanish conquest, there were guides.
I want to take a minute, step back a bit, and talk about comparative responses to the last two major flu (or flu-like) epidemics in the United States. This came.
If there's one voice we need to hear from on COVID-19, it is that of Mike Davis, the great writer about disasters and inequality. His take is bracing. A year.