A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

Mark Honigsbaum compares the Covid-19 pandemic to previous diseases outbreaks over the past century

Japanese school girls wear protective masks to guard against the influenza outbreak, February 1920. (Photo by Getty Images)

Medical historian and journalist Mark Honigsbaum, author of The Pandemic Century, compares the current Covid-19 pandemic, and our responses to it, to previous diseases outbreaks over the past 100 years.

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