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Human Amnesia

      In the time of the COVID crisis, we, the “happy posterity,” might object to Petrarch’s prediction. His testimony refers to the medieval Black Death, which was preceded by other ancient infectious diseases and was a precedent to a litany of future epidemics that included the 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID. Abysmal woe, loss, and grief remain constants of mass disease, but so too are human resilience, creativity, and survival.
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