Tim Kneeland: COVID-19 Natural Disaster in Real Time

Historian Timothy Kneeland, Ph.D. is an expert and author on pandemics and natural disasters. He discusses how deadly outbreaks throughout history can offer important lessons for today's leaders on how to handle the current COVID-19 pandemic. It turns out social distancing has a history.

Dive into several pandemics and epidemics in the last 100 years and see:

  • How COVID-19 highlights how federalism shapes U.S. response to disasters
  • How this pandemic and others underscore the paucity of mitigation and prevention measures
  • How disasters fall hardest on the most vulnerable populations
  • How disasters expose and reshape existing social and political structures

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