London's Great Plague and the response to Coronavirus.
Unequal Implementation, A study made about the Great Plague makes interesting reading today.
This paper will argue that the government’s health policies not only failed to help the sick but in fact harmed the poor while at the same time these policies did little harm to the wealthy and in some ways gave privileges to them.
What were these health policies you say?
Chapter two discusses the negative impact of quarantine on the individual and argues both that the public health policies were written in a manner that was more palatable to those with wealth and the quarantine was inconsistently applied to the wealthy
Meanwhile, in America today:
Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms.
Of course, that's not the only inequalities back then that are being repeated today.
Chapter three focuses on the economic impact of the plague and especially the government’s response... To do this it will focus on the restrictions to trade, the costs on the individual in quarantine...the inequalities in funding.
how do you think this is going to end?