COVID and Humanity’s Long Battle with Dangerous Pathogens

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Join science journalist Debora MacKenzie (COVID-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One) and biomedical engineer Muhammad H. Zaman (Biography of Resistance) as they discuss not only how COVID-19 emerged and why an outbreak became a pandemic, but also how this pandemic compares to others from history and how societies handled—or didn't—those, too. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Lawrence Wright leads the discussion
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  • Moderator: Lawrence Wright
  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
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Debora MacKenzie, Muhammad H. Zaman, COVID-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One, Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens


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