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Pandemic

 


The Spanish flu pandemic lasted in four successive waves from February 1918 until April 1920. Should we expect the current episode to be shorter?

We have made many advances in dealing with infectious diseases in the last 100 years. One example is HIV, which, while still incurable, is controlled to the point of non-detection by a cocktail of drugs. Smallpox, polio, measles and mumps – all brought under control by science.

We hear of millennials attending a “Covid party,” deliberately tempting fate by intentional exposure. How can the number of infections and resulting deaths be ignor...



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