Division, denial, economics and war: Revisiting the 1918 pandemic

Division, denial, economics and war: Revisiting the 1918 pandemic

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In This Episode

The Delta variant is continuing its deadly march — particularly among those who haven’t been vaccinated. It’s also draining the optimism of only a few months ago that the U.S. had turned the corner on COVID-19. For perspective, we look back to the far deadlier influenza pandemic of 1918: how it started; how it was treated; how it divided people; how it ended; and what it helped create. Laura Spinney, author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918, and How it Changed the World joins Josh Robin to discuss the parallels.

About the Podcast

People have long tried to figure out the future—but today, life seems more unpredictable than ever. What can we expect to come our way and will we be ready for it? Longtime journalist and Spectrum News Chief National Political Reporter Josh Robin has asked probing questions of presidents, business moguls, artists and sports figures. In this podcast, he helps us understand what could happen next, in all areas of our lives, from families to work; health to schools; politics to the arts; technology to civility. Join Josh every Thursday as he discusses the future with leaders in their fields, who hold a range of backgrounds and opinions, to help us all imagine “What Could Be.”

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