Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to attend the Cleveland Medical Library Association’s annual lecture Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ford Auditorium at Allen Memorial Medical Library.
The event will feature John M. Barry, historian and author of The Great Influenza: the Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, and Steven Gordon, chairman of infectious diseases at the Cleveland Clinic. They will present a talk titled “‘The Past Is Never Dead; It’s Not Even Past’: Responses to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic vs. COVID-19.”
The speakers will compare public, governmental, political and medical responses to the 1918 influenza pandemic—which caused over 50-million deaths worldwide—and the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be a Q&A session and reception. This event is free to attend.