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Pandemic Politics - Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu

Laura Spinney, Science Journalist

24-Jun-20 08:05

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Pandemic Politics - Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu

The Spanish Flu of 1918 was one of the first global pandemics in modern recorded history. Government reactions to it may seem familiar - quarantines, an emphasis on hygiene, and often mixed signals as political agendas struggled to reconcile themselves with public health policy. So, to unpack some of the lessons we can learn from the pandemic which occurred over a century ago, we speak to Laura Spinney, science journalist and author of the book, ‘Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World’

Produced by: Maryam Maznorzuhairi

Presented by: Lyn Mak


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