Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Go to www.testandtrace.com 🐇+ Your Authors @Noahpinion Bloomberg Opinion writer. Writes about economics, tweets about rabbits. Doesn't actually look like William Butler Yeats. May. 10, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Now reading "The Great Influenza", about the Spanish Flu. Highly recommended. Lots of parallels and echoes between that epidemic and this one.

 https://www.amazon.com/Great-Influenza-Deadliest-Pandemic-History/dp/0143036491 

One interesting tidbit: The Spanish Flu caused all kinds of wacky symptoms all over the body. Even more than coronavirus. Doctors misdiagnosed it as malaria, dengue fever, and all sorts of stuff. People were astonished that it was "just" a flu.

Another fun tidbit: Some politicians tried to minimize the Spanish Flu death toll by claiming that some victims were technically dying of pneumonia, and so hadn't really died of the flu!!

The more things change...


You can follow @Noahpinion.



Bookmark

____
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.