Typhoid Mary’s Story Seems Like an Apt Cautionary Tale for 2021
Mary Mallon unnecessarily infected 51 people and killed three
You’ve probably heard the tale of Typhoid Mary, but do you know her real story? Her tragedy feels ominously apt in the age of Covid and heated debate over face masks’ effectiveness.
Who was Typhoid Mary?
Her real name was Mary Mallon. At the tender age of fifteen, she immigrated from Ireland to the United States like so many others, looking for a brighter…