Using Daniel Dafoe's Journal of the Plague Year, Frank O'Hara examines the experience of the plague, the reactions of people, and changes to social cohesion and compares the current COVID-19 pandemic. These isses get at basic human reactions to crisis, and the similarities and differences between the 17th and 21st centuries are instructive.
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O'Hara, Frank. "The Great London Plague of 1665 and the US COVID-19 Pandemic Experience Compared." Maine Policy Review 30.2 (2021) : 98 -103, https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol30/iss2/14.
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