During the construction of a new section of highway in my area, a mass grave from the 1917-18 Spanish Flu pandemic was uncovered. I was just reading an article online about the plans to bring in ground penetrating radar to ensure all of the bodies are unearthed, to try and extract DNA to see if they can find any relations, and to properly reinter them.

The most popular comment discussions? Fear-mongering that unearthing and transporting the bodies will cause another pandemic and that it is such an idiotic thing for our government to do. Also, why is our government spending so much money and risking the health of the population, just for a few dead bodies.

I just can’t.