Feb 28th, 2020
As the world watches the COVID-19, come learn about historical outbreaks in Atlanta and how the city dealt with each. The press loved discussing the spread of disease - sensationalizing, rumors and fear were used just as freely 150 years ago. Diseases like yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, scarlet fever and tuberculosis each had their moment in history and this week, I’m covering Atlanta’s response, reaction and how wealth, race and gender played a role - because it always does.
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