[Vwoolf] NYTimes: Why Are There Almost No Memorials to the Flu of 1918?
ellen.moody at gmail.com
Thu May 14 14:18:46 EDT 2020
I guess I didn't notice. I don't claim to keep up with the New York Times.
I am glad to know the NYTimes is doing that. It's not part of their regular
On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 1:34 PM MARILYN ZUCKER <mszucker at aol.com> wrote:
> Each day, the New York Times has a full page of “those we’ve lost, faces
> from the coronavirus pandemic.” They are average people who have made
> contributions to their communities. Nobody particularly famous but
> important in the small world they lived in. Like most of us.
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> On May 14, 2020, at 7:30 AM, Ellen Moody via Vwoolf <vwoolf at lists.osu.edu>
> One of things I've noticed is how little commemoration or memorials there
> have been of who has died in this pandemic. During wars we get a plethora
> of lists of who died; remember how Cronkite used to have a list of who died
> today in Vietnam. Judy Woodruff on PBS does that. I saw one ceremony in
> Spain and it was broken up by authorities as defying the quarantine.
> The only place I have seen this is on PBS: every three or so nights, Judy
> Woodruff remembers three or four people. She is careful to include ordinary
> non-heroes, non high ranking people; indeed most of her portraits are of
> non-famous people. She has a photo of the person, tells the story of their
> occupation, a little of their life (as told by the family) and then family
> and friends. The loss is not just to the person dead but to those whom this
> person meant a lot to in their lives. I've thought one reason for this
> silence is there are no general statistics put out by any central authority
> telling the names and a little about the people who died today. No central
> People do not like to talk of sickness, illness and then real deaths from
> sickness. Perhaps Susan Sontag deals with this on her book on illness as a
> On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 6:34 AM Kllevenback via Vwoolf <
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>> My first instinct was to send this to Jane and Elizabeth—but then I
>> Stay safe, be well—
>> Karen Levenback
>> Why Are There Almost No Memorials to the Flu of 1918?
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