It’s hard to believe, but this month marks the third anniversary of the lockdowns triggered by Covid-19; three years since the World Health Organization referred to the outbreak as a pandemic. Although the virus is still here and the emergency is not over, we have made remarkable progress when it comes to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
But the devastating Covid pandemic was not the first major outbreak to hit America. In this week’s video clips, two history professors shed light on previous health-related tragedies that ravaged the country, highlighting some remarkable connections between these past catastrophes and our current crisis.
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