2020-05-18 12:17:51

How Will COVID-19 Change the World? Historian Frank Snowden on Epidemics From the Black Death to Now

Pandemics like Covid-19, Covid, Coronavirus, revolution, war and economic crises, are key determinants of historic change.

Democracy Now! looks at the history of epidemics, from Black Death to smallpox to COVID-19, and discuss how the coronavirus will reshape the world with leading medical historian Frank Snowden.

Snowden is the author of Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.

He is a professor emeritus at Yale University who has been in Italy since the pandemic began, and himself survived a COVID-19 infection.

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