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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...

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