What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today

Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democratic presidential election since 1960. And so on. Today, it's hard to say whether America's greatest existential threat may be Vladimir Putin or his Number-One American Fan, Donald Trump. If the CDC is to be believed, it's the Zika virus. Two years ago (2014, the year Swift's 1989 came out), the CDC was most concerned about Ebola, to the extent that the U.S. public health agency was criticized for "roughing up" humanitarian aid workers who had helped to treat those with Ebola who were suffering abroad. Way back in the early 80s, the CDC was criticized for doing too little about the emerging and little-understood AIDS crisis: Specifically, in 1982, the CDC cautioned the public that four groups of people had to worry about developing AIDS: homosexual or bisexual men, IV drug users, people with hemophilia, and Haitian people. (There wa...
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