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Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics

Oct 3, 2018

The disease detectives talk pandemics, past and present, with Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust. How prepared are we for the next outbreak?

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley

With:

Dr. Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust. www.wellcome.ac.uk...


Sep 26, 2018

The disease detectives investigate the persistent fear that another pandemic virus will emerge again to threaten humanity, in the way that the Spanish Flu did 100 years ago.

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley

With:

Dr. Jeffery K. Taubenberger, Chief, Viral Pathogenesis...


Sep 19, 2018

The disease detectives investigate Britain’s only memorial to the Spanish flu pandemic, which leads them to the diary of flu fighter Dr. Basil Hood - offering a rare insight into the experiences of the brave medics who served on the frontline of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and...


Jul 19, 2018

The disease detectives investigate the global ramifications of the Spanish flu pandemic and discover places far removed from the European theatre of war, where the Spanish flu has left its trace.

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley

With:

Shobana Jeyasingh, Choreographer.


Jul 10, 2018

The disease detectives investigate the theory that the Spanish flu originated in America and another theory that it came from China: in both cases the flu was first identified as ‘plague’. 

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley

With:

Dr. David Morens, CAPT, United States Public...