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Letter to the Editor - Social distancing only way to slow spread of virus

 

April 14, 2020



Editor,

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...



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