behavior as a means of stopping its spread. Her Majesty is
said to be reviewing up-coming events with an eye to whether
they will need to be cancelled or postponed. There is also a
plan in place for her quarantine should the out-break
worsen. This is prudent as, despite Her Majesty's seeming
immortality, she is in fact 93. And despite the urge to panic it
is important to remember we have been here before. Be
sensible about your plans and be prepared to change them.
It might be helpful to look back to the pandemic known as the
Black Death. We have interesting accounts of the different
reactions to the disease's spread. Of note is that while there
were members of the royalty who fell to the plague there is
only one known reigning monarch who died; Alfonso XI of
Castile. While besieging Gibraltar in 1350 the plague broke
out in his camp. He refused to abandon the siege, fell ill, and
died. This resulted in the Castilians withdrawing.
So I will leave you all with some simple advice; wash your
hands, don't go places if you are sick, and avoid large
gathering for the immediate future (sieges or otherwise).
A Kisaragi Colour