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How Pandemics End

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RE : The picture from 1910 in China .

I heard a podcast recently - apparently this was the start of using 3 ply sewn masks .
A young Chinese doctor felt the plague in circulation was spread by airborne transmission
and create an easy to sew mask .

The format was then adopted worldwide during the 1918-19 flu .
 

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Gina Kolata, the author of the above article on "How Pandemics End", also wrote a great book on the 1918 Flu Psndemic:

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused it By Gina Kolata.


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Only when he says so...
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Good article-thanks!
Dr. Murray wrote: “If we are not prepared to fight fear and ignorance as actively and as thoughtfully as we fight any other virus, it is possible that fear can do terrible harm to vulnerable people, even in places that never see a single case of infection during an outbreak. And a fear epidemic can have far worse consequences when complicated by issues of race, privilege, and language.”
 

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This is an interesting comment in the article:

In other words, an end can occur not because a disease has been vanquished but because people grow tired of panic mode and learn to live with a disease. Allan Brandt, a Harvard historian, said something similar was happening with Covid-19: “As we have seen in the debate about opening the economy, many questions about the so-called end are determined not by medical and public health data but by sociopolitical processes.”
 
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