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Do a good job and nothing happens

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It occurs to me that an effective public health intervention will appear to the untrained eye like a false alarm: the intervention is done and (as a result) nothing happens. And unfortunately — or perhaps fortunately — we can’t reset and run through it again without the public health intervention, though certainly we can see some cases from history: the Black Death, the 1918 Great Influenza epidemic, and the Broad Steet epidemic (up until the removal of the pump handle — and if the pump handle had been removed before the epidemic started, as a precautionary measure, a certain type of person would be outraged at the infringement on liberty.

Written by Leisureguy

22 April 2020 at 8:11 pm

Posted in Health, Medical, Science

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