Swine Flu Crisis: What can we learn from the 1918 flu pandemic?

In 2007, as everyone worried about a possible avian flu epidemic, science journalist Laurie Garrett gave this interesting presentation to a small TED university audience. Now, 2 years later, with the current swine flu crisis invading media worldwide, her insights from past pandemics are now more relevant than ever.


 





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2 Responses to Swine Flu Crisis: What can we learn from the 1918 flu pandemic?

  1. What does this say to me? The proliferation of flu and panic is very profitable and, it is not possible for the general public to wrench themselves away from their televisions for long enough to see that.

    60 years and "modern" man is totally controlled by the media!

  2. What does this say to me? The proliferation of flu and panic is very profitable and, it is not possible for the general public to wrench themselves away from their televisions for long enough to see that.

    60 years and “modern” man is totally controlled by the media!