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Connections: Discussing the new book, "Viral Pandemics: From Smallpox to COVID-19"

A new book explores the history of pandemics from 1900 through the current coronavirus. Dr. Rae-Ellen Kavey is a public health practitioner and Dr. Allison Kavey is a medical historian. Their book, "Viral Pandemics: From Smallpox to COVID-19," explores what we know about viral biology and how global interconnectedness has contributed to worldwide pandemics.

They join us to discuss their research. Our guests:

  • Rae-Ellen Kavey, M.D., retired pediatric cardiologist, and co-author of "Viral Pandemics: From Smallpox to COVID-19"
  • Allison Kavey, M.D., MPH, professor of history at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Centre, and co-author of "Viral   Pandemics: From Smallpox to COVID-19"
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.