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22-07-2020, 14:59   #1
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Social History of the 2020 pandemic

While we are all very familiar with the signs, posters, flyers and notices with regard covid-19, now is the time to preserve some of that material for future generations.

It is a difficult and strange time to live through, but ultimately it will end, life will return to a new normal, the pandemic and crises will be over. Future generation will be interested in what life was like in 2020, the same way we look at old photo's and newspapers of 1918 Spanish flu.

we should keep some of the material while we can, so our grandchildren and great grandchildren can study it.
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22-07-2020, 15:32   #2
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While we are all very familiar with the signs, posters, flyers and notices with regard covid-19, now is the time to preserve some of that material for future generations.

It is a difficult and strange time to live through, but ultimately it will end, life will return to a new normal, the pandemic and crises will be over. Future generation will be interested in what life was like in 2020, the same way we look at old photo's and newspapers of 1918 Spanish flu.

we should keep some of the material while we can, so our grandchildren and great grandchildren can study it.
Yeah seems like a good idea, as someone who grew up in the 90s it's always fascinating to read and see cold war-nuclear-threat memorabilia. Particularly those videos aimed at kids
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While we are all very familiar with the signs, posters, flyers and notices with regard covid-19, now is the time to preserve some of that material for future generations.

It is a difficult and strange time to live through, but ultimately it will end, life will return to a new normal, the pandemic and crises will be over. Future generation will be interested in what life was like in 2020, the same way we look at old photo's and newspapers of 1918 Spanish flu.

we should keep some of the material while we can, so our grandchildren and great grandchildren can study it.
It would be more interesting if people wrote about their own experiences of the pandemic, took photos, created some artwork etc etc. Copies of flyers, notices and the like will likely be kept by libraries and other repositories.
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Yeah seems like a good idea, as someone who grew up in the 90s it's always fascinating to read and see cold war-nuclear-threat memorabilia. Particularly those videos aimed at kids
I think I still have my government-issued iodine kit shoved in the back of a drawer somewhere.

Can't begin to imagine how I'd explain "government-issued iodine kit" to our younger readers...
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