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"