"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
If you're looking for a bit of context around the coronavirus and what it means to humanity, you could do worse than Jennifer Wright's "Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them."
We had the pleasure of reading (actually listening) to this book last autumn, and it was a fantastic read then; even more timely now.
What's most striking, as she winds her way through myriad historic plagues and pandemics is that they all came to an end. They all ended, and life went on.
And the author manages to make the journey a lively and entertaining one.
Each plague, from the Black Death to smallpox to syphilis, was awful and killed untold people.
But also, humanity rose each time. Slightly wiser and more prepared.
It's an easy read and will lift your spirits.
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