Month: January 2021

Things that Plague Us

In follow-up to comments and questions arising from my last blog, which contrasted the current Covid epidemic with the ‘Spanish flu’ epidemic exactly 100 years ago, here is some more woeful data. (To cheer us up before delving into that, let me recall the late, great,...

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The Winter of Our Discontent — and the Hope of Summer

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Richard III, Shakespeare As 2020 slouches into the past—and good riddance—it seems that this winter is...

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