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COVID-19

The History of Quarantine

And things we did NOT learn from the past

The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The plague (army of skeletons) treating the King, the clergies, and the common man alike.
Source: Wikimedia

In view of the recent developments, it is evident that we have not learned enough from history; the history of quarantine in particular.

Procedural bureaucratic responses to epidemic control date back to the Black Plague of 1347–1352. The disease was spread by sailors, rats, and cargo…

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