#25 The Outbreak of Diphtheria and Malaria

She is a 92 yrs old …worked for the Dept of Health in Palm Beach Co.for over 30 yrs. She remembers the outbreak of diphtheria and malaria. When those became an epidemic everyone she said, had to be tested and were given medicine to take at home. But this is a mess. no breakthrough with medications nor vaccines,I don’t go like I use too. So being at home watching T,V. works for me ,When I am outside it is now for paying bills ,banking and sometimes grocery with my adult children.The Leadership of this country needs to be replaced.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 15, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? Everyone, Government, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Boynton Beach
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Health of the community, My health, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

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