Thursday, August 14, 2014

“cordon sanitaire” Ebola

Using a Tactic Unseen in a Century, Countries Cordon Off Ebola-Racked Areas

Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
The New York Times
12 August 2014

"Cordons, common in the medieval era of the Black Death, have not been seen since the border between Poland and Russia was closed in 1918 to stop typhus from spreading west. They have the potential to become brutal and inhumane. Centuries ago, in their most extreme form, everyone within the boundaries was left to die or survive, until the outbreak ended."


Hat tip: Sorcha Faal