⏱ 7 Minute Read ✍🏻 24th March 2020
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The Spanish philosopher George Santanyana wrote, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
By invoking Santanyana, I could be referencing the 1918 flu pandemic that killed around 50 million people—possibly as many as 100 million—and infected a third of the world’s population. Instead I am referring to the harsh lessons learned by China and Italy in the very recent past. By looking back in time, the UK can choose which of those pasts it is going to repeat.