There is no new experience in society without immediate comment by experts on consequences – intended ones and unintended ones as well. After a few weeks of online teaching a new term has made already its career: zoom fatigue and there is a good explanation why we may feel
(on Alfred W. Crosby, America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918, Cambridge University Press, 2003; originally published as Epidemic and Peace, 1918. Greenwood Press 1976) The Spanish Flu of 1918 seems to be, at least in the American press, the most commonly invoked historical comparison and the place where lessons for Covid-19