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Archive: Mar 2020

The Plague Islands of Venice

We recently told you about where the word quarantine comes from – and since this is a topic we are all currently confronted with, we wanted to give you some more background on historical quarantines. While we are being asked to stay home and minimize any social contacts to only what is absolutely necessary, the…

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March 21, 2020

A History of Quarantine

Although we are all familiar with the concept, most of us have never experienced the kind of widespread quarantine measures that are currently sweeping across Asia and Europe, with other parts of the world likely to follow suit in short order. But where does quarantine come from, and what does it historically mean? Most people…

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March 15, 2020