America downplayed the Spanish Flu because they didn’t want to harm the war economy, and Concord ended up turning Main Street buildings into emergency hospitals.
That’s one lesson I learned when I interviewed a local historian about how New Hampshir reacted to the last great global pandemic. There are more lessons there, too: Read my story to find them.
(I, like pretty much everybody, misquote George Santayana. He said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. “Doomed to repeat it” sounds better, though. )
I just saw at the WMUR website that “a day late and a dollar short” Chris Sununu has called on out-of-towners to self-quarantine when they get here. Too late for Northwood.
A couple of New Yorkers who own a little cottage down the street fled the Big Apple last week. They sent the next few days rounding up provisions – at Hannafords, the hardware store, etc. On Friday, our EMT’s took him to Concord Hospital.
Maybe his directive would be more impactful if it was handed out at the I-93 and I-95 toll booths ant at the state liquor stores.