Great plague of 1660s bears sad similarities to Covid pandemic

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Sumary of Great plague of 1660s bears sad similarities to Covid pandemic:

  • The king, Charles II, imposed a lockdown to prevent people mixing, ships with infection aboard were quarantined, food deliveries were organised for the poor, trade was suspended, fairs banned and the Scottish border closed..
  • What sounds horribly familiar is that it was the poor and deprived, living in cramped conditions in the inner-city suburbs, that suffered most….

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