Public Health Should Use Data-Driven Tools To Combat Pandemics - Vibrent
Content by Vibrent’s CEO | November 15, 2021

Public Health Should Use Data-Driven Tools To Combat Pandemics

American Revolutionary War lore about the midnight ride of Paul Revere may not have gotten everything exactly right. Revere may have warned fellow patriots about the advance of British troops. However, he may not have shouted: “The British are coming! The British are coming!”

Still, Revere definitely played a major role in another American Revolution — the creation of public health. He was introduced to the concept of quarantine when one of his children contracted smallpox, a scourge of his time. He locked down his silversmith business and was forced to isolate his family to squelch the spread of smallpox. A white flag and a guard were posted outside his home on a Boston wharf to stop the spread of smallpox.

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