A New Book Explores the Longstanding Practice of Quarantine—and Why It Must Change
The concept for Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley’s new book, Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine (MCD), began forming about 12 years ago, when the world looked considerably different from the way it does now. During a trip to Sydney, the husband-and-wife authors (who were the guests on Ep. 33 of our At a Distance podcast) noticed an old quarantine station turned luxury hotel on a picturesque peninsula across the bay. “Our first questions were, What happened to quarantine? What was it for? And is there any chance that we might need to do it again?” Manaugh says. The couple, both veteran journalists, decided to find out.