1918 Flu Pandemic – Lessons for Today

March 2, 2020 by cg2b@virginia.edu   |   Leave a Comment


In fall 2018, Medical Center Hour offered Influenza! 1918-2018,  a three-program series on the 1918 global influenza pandemic to raise awareness for 21st century public health preparedness. Looking back helps us look forward, as we deal now with the COVID-19 coronavirus. Watch these Medical Center Hours on YouTube channel UVAMCH: “Worst Case Scenario: Influenza and War!” with historian Carol Byerly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApsF-8mEIaA; “On the Centenary of the 1918 Flu: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future” with virologist Jeffery Taubenberger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXvcLPjoEI0&t=31s; and “Voices in Remembrance of the 1918 Influenza: Kyrie,” with poets Ellen Bryant Voigt and Marianne Boruch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XL6J3W4BIU&t=31s.



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