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Why We Still Need Quarantine

Wellcome Collection / Online / Art

In January 2020, before the pandemic became global, Lizzie Enfield took on a sujbect that proved to be prophetic. She used drawings and art from antiquity to explain quarantine mechanisms of the past, and made the point that quarantine continues to have relevance in modern times, despite the abundance of vaccines and antibiotics. Enter the coronavirus. A prescient presentation. —E.C.

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