: :inin Kyiv (EET)

How the coronavirus crisis echoes Europe’s 19th-century cholera pandemic


The same divisions of opinion that played such a fateful role in Hamburg in 1892 are with us today.

As the world struggles to come to terms with coronavirus and think about its possible consequences, not least in the long term, we might ask whether there are any lessons or warnings we can take from the previous history of pandemics. Infections such as the Black Death of the 14th century are so distant in time that it’s hard to find parallels with the present. There have been very few visitations of mass epidemics on modern societies, on capitalist …read more

Source:: New Statesman

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