Washington Post: Communication failures in a pandemic can be catastrophic


During the 15th-16th centuries, the UK was undergoing a surprisingly familiar situation to what the US is going through now. A mysterious sickness known as “the sweat” was tearing through European nations and much like how the US is responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the UK was struggling to control this mysterious sickness as a result of the lack of effective communication. To learn more about the comparison between the pandemic responses of the US and the UK separated by more than 400 years, click here.

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