What were the lessons that were learned from the 1918 Flu Epidemic that are applicable to our current pandemic? Which of those lessons have been forgotten or ignored? Which can still be instructive as we look ahead from today? These questions and more will be answered by John Barry ’68, author of the New York Times Best Seller The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, in a Q&A moderated by Shelley Fidler ’68, Principal, Governmental Affairs, Energy and Environmental Policy at the law firm of Van Ness Feldman in Washington, D.C.
Join us for this very topical Brown Club in NY online event. John Barry was an advisor to the Bush and Obama administrations on pandemic preparedness and response. He served on the original team which recommended public health measures to mitigate a pandemic, is the only non-scientist ever to give the National Academies of Sciences Abel Wolman Distinguished Lecture, and was the only non-scientist on a federal government Infectious Disease Board of Experts.