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What We Learned From Smallpox, Measles, Cholera, and Other Health Crises

No two diseases are the same, but we may be able to draw upon what happened in prior outbreaks to illuminate the path forward

The novel coronavirus is just that — completely new. But disease is very old, indeed, and outbreaks, epidemics, and even pandemics…




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Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore

I’m a freelance journalist from Boulder, CO covering history, science, health, and wonder for outlets like The Washington Post, TIME, and National Geographic.

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