Saturday, August 01, 2020

Now That We're Talking Viruses and Pandemics

What is a pandemic? What is an epidemic? How do viruses, left unchecked, ravage societies? How did a slave in colonial Boston reveal the secret to thwart smallpox, vaccination? Why does Bill Gates warn that the next pandemic might not be caused by carelessness or oversight but an act of terrorism?

These questions and more are explored in the latest episode of the "Cautionary Tales" podcast, 'How to End a Pandemic'. It's well worth a listen.

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