What can we learn from the pandemics of the past?

From small pox in 1893 to the 1904 “Durban Plague” to the 1918 Spanish Flu to Covid-19 in 2020, South Africa has faced many scary viruses.

Professor Philip Harrison, the South African research chair in spatial analysis and city planning at Wits’ Gauteng Regional City Observatory has done extensive research on past pandemics and believes that understanding how these past epidemics shaped the city and how the authorities dealt with them will help us in the fight against future and present plagues, including the Covid-19 virus. Read this fascinating story here:

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