Centuries before coronavirus, plague, smallpox, yellow fever and other contagions killed millions around the world.

Queen Elizabeth II reminded her subjects that millions of British parents and children were separated during World War II, as they are now during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lucille Ellson understands the fears now gripping the country as coronavirus changes everything. And she has some advice for how to get through it.

David McKean grieved on Facebook Saturday for his wife, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, and their 8-year-old son, Gideon, who were swept away in a canoe on the Chesapeake Bay two days ago. "It is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away," he said.

The virus drove half the citizens from the nation’s capital and killed ten percent of the terrified population. The sick were quarantined and families were wiped out: In 1793 Philadelphia was ravaged by the virus that caused Yellow Fever.

In 1918, people decorated their masks for parties, cut flaps in them for cigarettes and wore them to the movies.

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This is not the first time the iconic New York City skyscraper has been lighted to make a statement.

In 1971, toilet paper was so scarce that having it became an expression of status -- and a target of thieves

Everyone has a role to play in a collective struggle, and individual choices that feel small can later snowball into grim consequences — both in conflict and during a pandemic.

More than 200,000 postal workers walked off the job in dozens of cities in an illegal – and successful – strike

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