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10.03.20 | Danell Jones

In the middle of August 1918, the H.M.S. Mantua was only two days into its familiar route from the Royal Navy Base in Devonport, England, to Sierra Leone when influenza broke out on board. By the time the vessel arrived in Freetown on August 15th, more than 200 of its crew were sick.

10.02.20 | Mark Honigsbaum

Pandemic, it seems, is not a word to be used lightly.

For several weeks now, the novel coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan in December has been spreading steadily from person-to-person and from country to country.

07.02.20 | Jeremy Prestholdt

Bob Marley may have died in 1981, but decades later he is one of the world’s most revered icons. February 6th marked what would have been his 75th birthday, and his music and image are now far more widespread than during his life.