Covid-19 Dispatch: John Barry

06.03.2020 - By HBS Managing the Future of Work

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What lessons does the 1918 influenza pandemic offer during the coronavirus crisis? Historian and public health expert John Barry talks about the parallels and differences between these global virus outbreaks. Author of the best-seller "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History," Barry argues that transparency from authorities and compliance with science-based public health directives like social distancing, along with extensive testing and contact tracing, are imperative.

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