2020-08-04 11:53:57

Black Death At The Golden Gate: The Race To Save America From The Bubonic Plague



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with David K. Randall about the Black Death pandemic.

As the United States remains on high alert over the coronavirus pandemic, isolated cases of the Bubonic Plague have prompted many to ask, how much worse can 2020 get?

Although scientists are assuring a jittery population that the plague is not of concern and has been controlled for many decades, there was a time more than a hundred years ago when fears over the spread of the so-called “Black Death” consumed the US.

Writing about how the bubonic plague broke out in San Francisco in March of 1900 and the race to stop its spread is Senior Reporter at Reuters, David K. Randall.

David K. Randall, senior reporter at Reuters and author of the New York Times bestseller, Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague.

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