Category Archives: Web resource

Webinar: Pandemics: Past, Present, Future

Fascinating new Webinar featuring experts from the Department of History at Ohio State University, who discuss past pandemics, from plague to influenza and HIV, to help better understand the current global health crisis. Panelists include Prof. John Brooke, Dr. Jim … Continue reading

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Open for Worship: Outdoors Encouraged

Happy news from my favorite local public health department: More details online….. Details (pdf) (“…..ok, so how do we make this work?…….”)  

Posted in News, Overheard, Web resource

Racial inequities in America: Glimpses from the Firehose

Below are true “jots”, tiny glimpses from the firehose of media on the current crisis; the two sources below may be important for classroom (and other) discussions of health ethics, religion, and racial disparities in the USA: “The African American … Continue reading

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New! Infectious Historians (podcast)

Click on image above or here to learn more and listen!

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WHO on “Having Faith during COVID-19”

Page 2 of the World Health Organization’s April 9 daily “situation report” on the pandemic offers encouragement and specific suggestions to support faith communities as they work to shape effective responses: Learn more at the WHO Information Network for Epidemics … Continue reading

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Medieval advice on handwashing

“If you want to be healthy, wash your hands often.“ -Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum 4, written in the 11th or 12th century, translated into modern English by Patricia Willet Cummins (Chapel Hill: North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures, … Continue reading

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Tears and Mourning: 17th Century Sermons on Plague & Loss

John Featley (d. 1666) was an Anglican priest and chaplain to the English kings, Charles I and Charles II. During his lifetime, Featley published a number of sermons on tears and mourning in situations of loss and difficulty. These included … Continue reading

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