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13 May 2020updated 09 Sep 2021 3:08pm

Watch: New Statesman webinar on pandemics, past, present and future

Dr Phil Whitaker, Professor Michael Barrett, and Laura Spinney join New Statesman editor Jason Cowley to discuss the coronavirus crisis. 

By NS Events

Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill. As countries worldwide race to find a vaccine and struggle to prevent the next wave of disease, there are lessons to be learned from how the global community has tackled past outbreaks. What can we learn from historic pandemics and how should this guide future public health policy?

In this recent New Statesman webinar, editor Jason Cowley and regular contributors to the magazine Dr Phil Whitaker, author of the “Health Matters” column, Professor of Biochemical Parasitology Michael Barrett, and science journalist and author Laura Spinney, explored the past, present and future of pandemics. 

Watch the webinar back here (and to find out about future events, click here):

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