Analysis

Six months in, we’re all living in ‘COVID World’

Pandemic affects the way we think, speak and act every day

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 18, 2020 10:11 AM CT | Published: August 17, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill in May, 2020.&nbsp;</strong>(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

National Guard medics and University of Tennessee Health Science Center staff collect nasal swabs as hundreds of Memphians line up for COVID-19 testing at the Christ Community testing site in Hickory Hill in May, 2020. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 in Memphis spawned new words, such as "Stranger Fever," and changed people's thoughts and actions. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its "social distancing" and "new normal" is not so different. History has provided an echo. 

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COVID-19 Alisa Haushalter Patrice Robinson Tami Sawyer Dr. Jon McCullers Keith McDonald Jennifer Langford Yellow fever
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Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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