Why Covid-19 is no “great plague”

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We are being imprisoned by fear of a disease that is disappearing so fast, scientists are saying there might not be enough infected people for vaccine trials.

The mainstream media has been behaving as if Covid-19 is like the “great plagues” of the past. It’s not. There are reasons why those horrific plagues of bygone centuries no longer ravage populations in developed countries.

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SHOW NOTES

Coronavirus may vanish too fast for vaccine trial
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-may-vanish-too-fast-for-vaccine-trial-bc7rjpf2n

Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine trial has only a 50 percent chance of success
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/23/oxford-university-covid-19-vaccine-trial-has-50-per-cent-chance/
Rapid mortality transition of Pacific Islands in the 19th century
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5197612/
The Four Yorkshiremen sketch from “At last the 1948 show” with John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman and Barry Cryer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs
NHS won’t be able to provide non-emergency care until the government’s track and trace system is up and running
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8353999/amp/NHS-wont-service-people-previously-health-chief-says.html

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