Covid-19 as the first pandemic of globalisation
Epidemics like the coronavirus outbreak are a mirror for humanity. Mark Leonard talked in our ECFR QUARANTIMES session to Frank Snowden, Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine at Yale University, about how infectious diseases have shaped societies, inspired political reform, altered the outcome of wars, transformed religion, and entrenched racial and economic discrimination. What lessons can we draw from post pandemic's to prepare our politics, economies and societies for the future?
This podcast is a recording of the ECFR QUARANTIMES session, 6 May 2020.
- “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present" by Frank Snowden
The plague of Ashdod 1630 by Niccolò Possino