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Plague, flu, pox: how diseases meet politics

Updated: March 22, 2020 10:11:16 am At Times Square, New York. Could first effect of coronavirus be seen in US polls? (AP)(Written by Rajesh M Parikh) Viruses are the most political of creatures. Machiavellian in their machinations and Maoist in their ability to retreat only to advance again, they can…
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March 21, 2020
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10 Misconceptions About the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’

This article by Richard Gunderman is republished here with permission from The Conversation. This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors. Pandemic: It’s a scary word. But the world has seen pandemics before, and…
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March 17, 2020
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Supreme Court Postpones Next Set of Arguments Amid Outbreak

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court postponed a two-week argument session that had been set to start next week, making a highly unusual calendar change as the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the country.It’s the first time in decades, and perhaps a century, that the court has canceled a courtroom session…
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March 16, 2020
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The Deadliest Virus Ever Known

March 13 History Health The Deadliest Virus Ever Known The Spanish-flu epidemic of 1918 reached virtually every country, killing so many people so quickly that some cities were forced to convert streetcars into hearses. Read More
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March 13, 2020
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Sources: NHL suspends play due to coronavirus

1:23 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN CloseEmily Kaplan is ESPN's national NHL reporter.The NHL has suspended its season because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus but hopes to resume play in the future.There are 189 games and 3½ weeks remaining in the NHL's regular season. There were 10 games on the…
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March 12, 2020
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Bill Gates Describes His Biggest Fear: “I Rate the Chance of a Widespread Epidemic Far Worse Than Ebola at Well Over 50 Percent” (2015)

in Current Affairs | March 11th, 2020 4 Comments Advertisement What are billionaires afraid of? A wealth tax? Universal healthcare? Immigrants from several specific places in the world? Probably. But if you ask one billionaire, Bill Gates—who has spent the last several years spending money to combat deadly epidemics—he’ll answer…
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March 11, 2020