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Johns Hopkins: Author Laura Spinney To Speak on Lessons from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on October 9

Ms. Laura Spinney, a British science journalist and author, will give a guest lecture on lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Tuesday, Oct. 9

The event is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

The 1918 flu pandemic is one of the deadliest disease outbreaks in recorded history, with an estimated 50 million deaths worldwide, about 675,000 of them in the U.S. United States.

Ms. Spinney will draw from her book Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1981 and How It Changed the World.

The event is open to the public. Space is limited. Registration required. Contact Jessica Atwell at jatwell@jhu.edu.

Event Details:

Noon – 1:30 pm

Sheldon Hall, W1214
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205