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In this edition of the Going Viral podcast, medical historian Mark Honigsbaum conducts a by-the-numbers comparison of the novel coronavirus pandemic versus the 1918-19 Spanish flu, with medical demographer Andrew Noymer. Both pandemics resulted in massive worldwide deaths, but the nuances of who died and why provide fascinating context for our current situation. Deconstructing these hard-won lessons points toward useful strategies to mitigate future viral outbreaks.
About the Podcast
Host Dr. Mark Honigsbaum is a medical historian specializing in the history of epidemics and pandemics. His guest, Dr. Andrew Noymer, is a medical demographer and professor of public health at University of California, Irvine.
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