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(Metro)   Study points out that we have a lot to look forward to concerning the coronavirus, the Medieval bubonic plague picked up speed over its 300 year history because people lived in cramped conditions like we do today   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-20 8:51:02 AM  
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And a lot of us are back in the office when we don't need to be.  When my small company sent me an e-mail telling me they were going to give me the plague, I thought I was being honored for a job well done.
 
2020-10-20 10:22:40 AM  
6 votes:
Luckily, children can't be asymptomatic carriers of the virus.
 
2020-10-20 10:28:37 AM  
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2020-10-20 10:27:20 AM  
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Pretty sure it was also the unsanitary conditions and just general lack of ignorance (being the Medieval period) about how diseases were caused and transmitted.
 
2020-10-20 10:25:32 AM  
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It's a damn shame that medical science hasn't changed since Medieval times.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have to find some leeches for my daily bloodletting.  Really trying to get rid of a curse that a witch put on me and the snake oil just hasn't been working as well as it used to.
 
2020-10-20 11:53:20 AM  
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Medieval plague spread faster through England as the centuries past...

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2020-10-20 11:30:25 AM  
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stevenboof: It's a damn shame that medical science hasn't changed since Medieval times.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have to find some leeches for my daily bloodletting.  Really trying to get rid of a curse that a witch put on me and the snake oil just hasn't been working as well as it used to.


pssst, you kjnow that they use leeches in modern surgery, right?
 
2020-10-20 11:11:40 AM  
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g.fro: stevenboof: It's a damn shame that medical science hasn't changed since Medieval times.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have to find some leeches for my daily bloodletting.  Really trying to get rid of a curse that a witch put on me and the snake oil just hasn't been working as well as it used to.

No, you fool. Bloodletting is for rebalancing the humors. It would be completely ineffective against a curse.

Unfortunately, I am not learned in the arts of curses and charms. I suggest you see an astrologer to consult the stars.


One of the most effective ways of removing a hex or curse is to pee in a bottle, adding in rusty nails and bits of glass, sealing it, and burying it upside down in the earth by a tree.
 
2020-10-20 10:30:25 AM  
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Cramped conditions, huh? Did they all wear masks, wash their hands, and social distance? Did they circulate the air carefully? Yeah. I didn't think so. We will do just fine people. Do not panic.

If you ever wondered how important antibiotics are, just remember that we STILL have pretty good defenses against diseases caused by bacteria, and also from most molds and parasites.

Sure the viruses are nasty, but we are taking some good whacks at them.

Vive le Science!
 
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