There are profound similarities between the Cholera epidemic of 1832 and the Corona virus epidemic of 2020. “It won’t happen to us” was one of the false mindsets of many. Also, false narratives, conspiracy theories, and bogus cures abounded. Dr. Karen explains how what we see today, reflects our pre-pandemic conditions and is also an opportunity to make different choices going forward.
Reference: Life in The Time of Cholera: Lessons on a Pandemic by George Prochnick, Emergence Magazine (June 2020)