This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic–history’s worst epidemic which killed more people than all the military deaths in World War I and World War II combined.
Historian and author of the book, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, John M. Barry joined me to discuss several topics on the history of this unusually deadly influenza pandemic.
- Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’
- The flu pandemic clock is ticking: Are we ready?
- The growing anti-vaccine movement: A discussion with Dr Peter Hotez
- Vaccines: How they work and some common misconceptions
- Flu Vaccine Act introduced by Sen. Edward Markey: For the creation of a universal influenza vaccine
- China reports 1st known human H7N4 avian influenza case
- Schuchat on flu outbreak: ‘We may be on track to beat some recent records’
- H7N9 avian influenza in China: Should we be worried?
- Vaccines prevent not only diseases but also impoverishment: Study
- Universal influenza A vaccine developed: Produces long-lasting immunity in mice