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Feb 14, 2018

The flu season is severe this year, but it's nowhere near as bad as 100 years ago. A replay of  the interview with Laura Spinney, science journalist and author of "Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World" and discuss the dreadful disease that claimed 50-100 million lives, more than the Great War that preceded it. The so-called 'Spanish Flu' (it did not originate in Spain) caused global damage but also caused scientists to reflect and develop better science and public health strategies. But how much have we learned those lessons? We discuss these topics.


Remember to check out 'The Road to Now Podcast' where I am on. 


Also the 'PodDylan' podcast for fans of Bob Dylan - I discuss a song on that program.   


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