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A (Foreshadowing) Tale of Two Cities

Friday, March 13, 2020

In 1918 the world also dealt with a pandemic. It was called Spanish Flu. President Wilson ordered a new and novel concept called Social Distancing. Like now, people reacted with different measures of urgency and belief.

St. Louis and Philadelphia reacted differently. St. Louis internalized the directives immediately and shut down everything. Philadelphia waited five days to follow suit. Illness and death was markedly higher in Philly, once you normalize the data for other factors.

This is not hyperbole but facts. Read more on this link. qz.com/1816060/a

As the environmental scientist on your Sparkfeed, I am convinced that present government actions and recommendations are not hype nor an over-reaction. If anything, they seem a week or two late. Stay healthy and safe everyone (yeah, yeah... and keep sparking).
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