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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
Past disease outbreaks improved the way we lived. If governments are smart, COVID-19 could do the same. (Shutterstock)

Silver lining: Could COVID-19 lead to a better future?

Historically, pandemics have brought about profound societal improvements. Will that happen this time?

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