04 Feb

Pandemic and Apocalypse: A Warning

Opening hours / Beginning:

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

4 February 2021

This lecture series will put the current COVID-19 pandemic in historical perspective by looking at past outbreaks of such devastating diseases as the bubonic plague, cholera, polio, HIV/AIDS, and others. Faculty of the Amerika-Institut and guest speakers will scrutinize the public health system of the United States, the impact of and the debates surrounding the politics of vaccinations, the social and cultural significance of quarantines and the unequal distribution of pain and death.

Dan Sinykin is an assistant professor of English at Emory University.

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