While the limit of 122,000 coronovirus-related deaths has been exceeded, the United Kingdom is considering the timing of remembrance. A Little Revolution: Like many others, the country has long been suffering from “pandemic amnesia”, carefully avoiding the construction of memorials in tribute to the deaths caused by the epidemic, the British press explains.
Masked faces and hoardings filled with wake-up messages are all reminders: pandemics are everywhere. Everywhere, except for the indispensability of bronze. for the time being.
So far, the country has been a victim of what the researchers call “pandemic amnesia”. Translation: The country has the greatest difficulty in remembering epidemic deaths. New politician Tone Set: “There are no national monuments dedicated to the victims of Spanish flu, and only a few are of AIDS.” First reason for this? Difficulty dealing with human vulnerability.
Build churches instead of monuments
For previous generations, illness and premature death went hand-in-hand. “In the past, victims of the Great Plague in London (1665) were not considered worthy of celebration” British magazine recalls. Despite the heavy tolls, the construction of the monuments was not really considered at that time: instead, mass burials, in hastily fitted pits and outside the cities, caused fear. “Somewhere under the grass [du cimetière de Tower Hamlets, dans l’est de Londres], Wood family – Christopher, comforts Ellen and their 6-year-old daughter, Catherine. All three died during the same week in 1920, victims of the fourth wave of the Spanish flu. But it is impossible to put flowers on it