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LUMS LIVE SESSION 16

Learning from the History of Pandemics

Panelists: Ali Usman Qasmi (LUMS and MHRC), Kasim Tirmizey (Concordia), Amna Khalid (LUMS) and Ali Raza (LUMS and MHRC)

This session asks what we can learn from the history of pandemics to understand and respond to the current COVID-19 crisis. Panelists discuss how responses to disease and epidemics in the modern period have shaped the way that pandemics have wrecked devastation and have been controlled. They draw attention to global interdependencies, conspiracy theories, parallels with the past, and stress on the important role of historical and social inquiry in understanding the present moment.