As historian John M. Barry wrote in his 2004 book, "The Great Influenza," chronicling the 1918 flu pandemic which killed almost 50 million people around the world: the main lesson from that catastrophe is that “those in authority must retain the public’s trust”, and “the way to do that is to distort nothing, to put the best face on nothing, to try to manipulate no one.” We must learn from history and science.

Tom Sedore


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