Column: The Pox

Forgive my nostalgia, but I yearn for those golden years when we had no more than one epidemic at a time. Perhaps it never truly existed: when polio crippled rich and poor alike, we still had thousands stricken each year by measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, and chicken pox. We Continue reading “Column: The Pox”

Learning From History

The televangelist, Pat Robertson, called the AIDS epidemic, “God’s harvest of sinners.” The sinners he was referring to were not rapists, murderers, pedophiles or human traffickers. They were homosexual men. This reflected the common feeling in the United States that AIDS would somehow Continue reading “Learning From History”

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