Typhoid Mary Mallon


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There are quite a few parallels between Mary Mallon's story (a series of typhoid outbreaks) and our present day pandemic, and so there are things we can learn from it (not the least of which is wash your dang hands!)

But was Mary a villain?

Or simply a victim of circumstances?

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