COVID-19 and the 1918 Flu Pandemic—What Can We Learn?

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COVID-19 is often compared to the 1918 flu pandemic that claimed millions of lives and caused massive social disruption. But to what extent is the novel coronavirus different and what lessons can we learn from the successes and failures of previous epidemics? Medical historians Jeremy Greene and Graham Mooney talk to Stephanie Desmon about this comparison, the history of quarantines, and what we will learn from what we are living through right now.

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COVID-19 and the 1918 Flu Pandemic—What Can We Learn? uploaded in 2020-03-27 10:14:36 by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health