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Matthew Newsom Kerr: Two Recent Publications

Historical context of the testing regimes seeking to identify sick and asymptomatic carriers of the Covid virus and visible signs/claims/questions of immunity (like mask-wearing today)

Matthew Newsom Kerr has two recent publications. The first is "Licenses to Ill: Health Passes and Surveillance," a very timely piece published at "Origins," a wisely read website maintained by the Ohio State University History Department. In this piece, Professor Newsom Kerr puts into historical context the testing regimes seeking to identify sick and asymptomatic carriers of the Covid virus. The second is a blog, "Wearable Immunity: Beauty Lessons from the Pockmarking Era," in the peer-reviewed blog Nursing Clio. This blog puts visible signs/claims/questions of immunity (like mask-wearing today) into historical context.