Netivot Book Discussion – The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 7, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


“In the winter of 1918, at the height of World War I, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas City, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in 24 weeks than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the middle ages, and 1918 marked the first collision between modern science and epidemic diseases. Ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, this crisis provides us with a precise and sobering model” as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic. As usual, history provides important lessons for contemporary life.
Discussion led by Dr. Howard Lederman.
Zoom Info:
Meeting ID: 880 5464 0063
Passcode: xTd2qt