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Episode 1272

The past and future of epidemics / Frank Snowden

Dec 8 2020

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Frank M. Snowden

On the inevitable outbreak, and the crisis that followed.

Historian Frank M. Snowden examines the deep impact of disease on human history, and explains why the current global COVID-19 outbreak was inevitable, but deeply worsened by a politics driven by nationalism and individualism, unable to address a global, collective health threat.

Frank is author of the book Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present from Yale University Press.

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