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Makeshift hospital beds at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne during the influenza pandemic of 1919. Museum Victoria

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
The Black Death inspired medieval writers to document their era of plague. Their anxieties and fears are starkly reminiscent of our own even if their solutions differ. (Shutterstock)

How medieval writers struggled to make sense of the Black Death

During the Black Death of the 1300s, medieval writers struggled to make sense of the disease just as we are now during the COVID-19 pandemic
Two Steve Martin banjo video tweets have been viewed more than 10 million times since March 21, 2020. Here, stills from the ‘Banjo Calm’ video. (@SteveMartinToGo/Twitter)

Steve Martin’s banjo and other music played from coronavirus isolation show how the arts connect us

Through social media experiences, both professional and amateur musicians-in-isolation offer community expressions of human spirit, and audiences appreciate their gifts.
An 18th-century illustration of a woman in a crinoline. James Francis Driscoll collection of historical American sheet music/The Internet Archive

Video: The fashionable history of social distancing

From the bird masks of plague doctors and large voluminous skirts to hat pins and face masks, this video provides a quick tour through the history of protective fashion.
The NBA suspended its season on March 11, citing the coronavirus risk. A force majeure clause in the NBA contract means players could lose money with each canceled game. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Breaking contracts over coronavirus: Can you argue it’s an ‘act of God’?

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?
The nonprofit International Community Health Services medical clinic in Seattle provides care for uninsured people. Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Abused children and partners, people with mental illness are all especially vulnerable with stay-at-home orders from coronavirus

Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.
Displaced Syrians learn about the danger of the coronavirus to them in their camps. Mohammed Al-Rifai/AFP via Getty Images

2 reasons – and 1 disease – that make peace in Syria so difficult

Everyone in Syria is fighting a slightly different war from everyone else, there are outsiders with their own goals – and the coronavirus is about to make everything much worse.

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