26 February 2020

TMR podcast: Lessons from 1919 for COVID-19

Communicable Disease

As governments struggle to contain the unfolding pandemic, you might think we have little to learn about public health from 100 years ago.

But as the 1918-19 flu pandemic was causing havoc around the world, Australia mounted a surprisingly strong and sophisticated response that slowed it down and probably saved a huge number of lives, says Euan Tovey, an Associate Professor (retired) at the Woolcock Institute in Sydney.

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