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A reflection on what we've failed to learn from past pandemics
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His discovery about the dangers of filth saved countless lives
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Centuries after spreading smallpox, the Spanish led a global campaign to fight it
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How World War II put penicillin into every pharmacy
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India’s daunting challenge: There’s water everywhere, and nowhere
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