A must-read history of quarantine, its future – technological – and why public health is meaningless unless we consider ourselves part of a public

Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, pub. MCDCarved into sandstone at a 19th century former maritime quarantine station in Australia is a distressed message in Chinese that should resonate with millions of people around the world unlucky enough to have crossed paths with Covid-19.“Fearful of contagion,” reads the inscription, by Xie Ping De of He county, Anhui province. “A burst of grief so un­bearable that it is inexpressible […] My…

A must-read history of quarantine, its future – technological – and why public health is meaningless unless we consider ourselves part of a public
Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, pub. MCDCarved into sandstone at a 19th century former maritime quarantine station in Australia is a distressed message in Chinese that should resonate with millions of people around the world unlucky enough to have crossed paths with Covid-19.“Fearful of contagion,” reads the inscription, by Xie Ping De of He county, Anhui province. “A burst of grief so un­bearable that it is inexpressible […] My…