We are rapidly approaching the 100th anniversary of the worst pandemic in recorded history, the 1918 Spanish Flu, which claimed between 50 million and 100 million lives. While we've seen three flu pandemics since then (1957,1968 & 2009), all have paled in comparison to the three waves of H1N1 Influenza swept the world nearly a century ago.
While we will undoubtedly see a great many retrospectives on 1918, next week the Smithsonian Magazine, along with Johns Hopkins, will hold a 3-hour live streamed event on the next pandemic.Follow the link below to read about the event, and how you can watch it online.
Thought leaders gather at the National Museum of Natural History on November 13 to discuss the past, present and future of the flu
November 6, 2017 11:41AM
As the 100th anniversary of the 1918 flu nears, Smithsonian magazine, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Museum of Natural History, is hosting a special event, “The Next Pandemic: Are We Prepared?”
An exclusive group of thought leaders will gather at the museum to discuss how the world prepares for the next global pandemic, raises public awareness, and explores potential responses and solutions.
When to Watch: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET, November 13, 2017
Featured Speakers:Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, National Museum of Natural History
Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
John Barry, author, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sabrina Sholts, curator, National Museum of Natural History
Ellen J. MacKenzie, dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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