April 10, 2021
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What a WWII Typhus Outbreak Can Teach Us About Stopping Coronavirus – Gizmodo

More than 70 years ago, an imprisoned community in Nazi-occupied Poland banded together to contain a deadly epidemic of typhus, largely without the aid of vaccines or effective medicines. Instead, according to new research published today, they likely relied on measures like education, improved sanitation, and even social distancing. Some of the lessons gleaned from that epidemic may very well apply to our current pandemic, the authors say.
Study author Lewi Stone, a mathematician at RMIT Unive…

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