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Tuberculosis has vaccine lessons for Covid – Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Let’s not repeat the same mistakes we made with TB with Covid-19.

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OPINION: In the early 1900s, one of the leading causes of death in places like the UK was a lung disease called tuberculosis (TB).
What has happened since is an important warning for how the world should be responding to Covid-19 and any future pandemics. Let me explain.
Back in the 1800s, TB was known as consumption. It was thought to be hereditary and was romanticised by writers, poets and musicians as bestowing some sort of spiritual purity on its sufferers. It was so desirable, young upper-class…

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