The Covid-19 pandemic as a communication responsibility and opportunity for paleopathology

Francesco M Galassi, Luigi Ingaliso, Elena Varotto

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Abstract

Narrating the famous Plague of Athens (430-426 BC) in its destructive manifestation, Thucydides was the first Western author to offer in his History of the Peloponnesian War (2.51) a compelling description of immunity acquired against a highly lethal infectious agent:

« […] more often the sick and the dying were tended by the pitying care of those who had recovered, because they knew the course of the disease and were themselves free from apprehension. For no one was ever attacked a second time, or not with a fatal result [δὶς γὰρ τὸν αὐτόν, ὥστε καὶ κτείνειν, οὐκ ἐπελάμβανεν.] » (1)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13
Number of pages16
JournalPaleopathology Newsletter
Volume190
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • pandemic
  • paleopathology
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • zoonoses
  • Conspiracy theories

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