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    The New York Times Company | GINA KOLATA | 5/10/20 | 10 min
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    • Pegeen1 week ago

      This is a depressing article. Even if/when this pandemic ends, another will be around the corner waiting. The line about bodies stacked “like cords of wood” really put the visual in gear, as did the pus oozing from sores that clung to sheets that, when the person is turned, rips all their skin off!

    • pandemia
      Top reader this weekScout
      1 week ago

      The challenge, Dr. Brandt said, is that there will be no sudden victory. Trying to define the end of the epidemic “will be a long and difficult process.”

    • Alexa
      ScoutScribe
      1 week ago

      Some hid in their homes. Others refused to accept the threat. Their way of coping, Boccaccio wrote, was to “drink heavily, enjoy life to the full, go round singing and merrymaking, and gratify all of one’s cravings when the opportunity emerged, and shrug the whole thing off as one enormous joke.”

      this 14th century account sounds rather familiar

      • Florian
        Reading streakScribe
        1 week ago

        I thought the same. Sounds like humans haven’t changed all that much

        • Alexa
          ScoutScribe
          1 week ago

          We are remarkably set in our ways, some sort of cultural evolution thing?

    • Florian
      Reading streakScribe
      1 week ago

      The challenge, Dr. Brandt said, is that there will be no sudden victory. Trying to define the end of the epidemic “will be a long and difficult process.”