SEMINAR PROFILE

H07 - 
Understanding Covid-19 Within the History of Pandemics, Plagues, and Public Health
   
  In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic. Billions of people around the globe have been experiencing the manifold impacts of this global public health and medical emergency since late 2019. Our seminar seeks to offer important historical and cultural context for this unprecedented situation. We will look at the history of quarantine, contagious diseases, viruses, infections, and epidemics, including cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox, influenza, AIDS, and Ebola, among others. And we will consider the vital role played by public health experts, researchers, and political and community leaders in mitigating the impacts as a search for controls, interventions, and cures continues apace.
       
   
Scholar:
 
Location:
Online
   
Dates:
12/8/2020