Letter to the Editor - Social distancing only way to slow spread of virus
Last updated 4/14/2020 at 9:15am
In response to the Hill County commissioner who recently questioned if social distancing is in fact the reason for Hill County’s low COVID-19 positivity rate to date, and acknowledging her responsiveness to the questions brought to her by her constituents, I offer her a medical history lesson.
During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic — that incidentally killed a third of the world’s population over a two year time span — St. Louis and Philadelphia took two opposite approaches to social distancing.
To boost morale for WWI and sell war bonds, Philly threw a parade attracting...