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  • COVID-19: When History Has No Lessons

    by Gaëtan Thomas and Guillaume Lachenal

    Guillaume Lachenal and Gaëtan Thomas argue that an over-reliance on the allure of ‘pandemic precedents’ needs to be replaced with an enhanced understanding of the capacity of present crises to resist historical interpretation.



  • The Government Must Pay People to Stay Home

    by Gabriel N. Rosenberg

    The earliest effective government responses to epidemic illness in the United States came not in the context of human health, but in the context of livestock.



  • This Is Just the Beginning

    by Yascha Mounk

    If we commit to strict social distancing now, we can radically curtail the number of new cases and buy time—time to put in place the measures we need to contain the pandemic in a less economically destructive way.



  • The Power of Purell Compels You!

    The Purellification of America is about sanitation, but it is really about sanity. Fear, control, and the fear that we have no control.