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Will Boris Johnson's Bread And Circuses Let Him ‘Move On' In The Covid Crisis?

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

You're reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. Let's talk about Six, baby As a classical scholar, Boris Johnson will be aware of the Antonine Plague, the smallpox pandemic that ravaged the Roman Empire. At its peak in 189 AD, it took the lives of 2,000 people a day in the crowded capital alone. It's safe to say Rome's healthcare system was overwhelmed. But judging from his latest moves to control our modern day killer of Covid-19, Johnson is also familiar with another key slice of Roman history: bread and circuses. Whereas the...
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