Tag: Hygiene

From Bat Soup to Bean Sprouts: Coronavirus Food Fears in Historical Perspective by Jack Greatrex

Jack Greatrex , July 21st, 2020

On a trip to Shandong, China, at the end of January 2020, a few days after the lockdown of Wuhan, I watched a video of a stewed bat…


Clean in Times of Covid-19: on Hygiene and Pollution by Mandy de Wilde

Mandy de Wilde , May 3rd, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, air pollution and greenhouse emissions decrease, or so news reports say. The satellite images of China in lockdown provided a first striking example. In…


Globalization in the Widening Gyre of COVID-19

Maximilian C. Forte , April 28th, 2020

Part 2 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. The Routes of Panic It turns out that when people panic, they panic according to a template. Panic follows established…


What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

Stephen E. Nash , April 3rd, 2018

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another. It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the end…