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Pandemics are breeding grounds for trade wars

Pandemics are breeding grounds for trade wars

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://tbsnews.net/bloomberg-special/pandemics-are-breeding-grounds-trade-wars-42753) reduced by 90%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Each time the plague revisited Europe in subsequent centuries, the perceived – and very real – connection between trade and disease became more firmly entrenched in people's minds.

    > By the 1580s, over a third of the so-called "Plague decrees" focused on trade and the quarantine of goods from abroad. Daniel Defoe, the English trader best known for penning "Robinson Crusoe," voiced a widespread belief in the 1600s that the plague had arrived in "Goods brought over from Holland, and brought thither from the Levant," the heart of the Middle East.

    > In the 20th century, the vexed historical relationship between trade and disease largely fell away, save for a few isolated episodes.

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