- Concrete Examples
Each epidemic is unique in how society regards it. The public saw the black plague as egalitarian, yet it perceived TB as a disease of the elite and artistic. In time, COVID-19 will have its own place in history. The New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner interviews medical historian and author Frank M. Snowden, who reflects on governmental and global organizational actions over the past several months. The current pandemic, Snowden says, offers humanity the opportunity to unite. In history, epidemics affected art, politics and religion. How will this pandemic change today's society?
About the Author
Isaac Chotiner writes interviews for The New Yorker. His work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines. Frank M. Snowden is the author of Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.