Tuberculosis and Covid19: Plagues of Capitalism?

John Keats on his deathbed ca 1821

It is arterial blood. I cannot be deceived in that color — that drop of blood is my death warrant — I must die!

— John Keats

In every family there was either a death from tuberculosis (consumption) or someone was known to have died from that terrible illness. I remember my grandmother telling me of her younger sibling then 14 who lay in her bed and…