Lessons from pandemic history

Matthew C. Ward (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed positive and negative aspects of human behaviour. From the Black Death to H1N1, this chapter explores the history of pandemics and how much of the impact and experience of COVID-19 is not new. As the Spanish philosopher George Santayna wrote, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. As we take this journey, judge for yourselves as to whether the world has learned the lessons of the past.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial Work in Health Emergencies
    Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives
    EditorsPatricia Fronek, Karen Smith Rotabi-Casares
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter3
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9780367628741 (hbk), 9780367628734 (pbk)
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

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