Loading…

Lessons from the 1918 flu

TED2007 · 21:05 · Filmed Feb 2007
Subtitles available in 19 languages
View interactive transcript
303,331 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

In 2007, as the world worried about a possible avian flu epidemic, Laurie Garrett, author of "The Coming Plague," gave this powerful talk to a small TED University audience. Her insights from past pandemics are suddenly more relevant than ever.

pin This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
Science journalist
Pulitzer winner Laurie Garrett studies global health and disease prevention. Her books include "The Coming Plague" and "Betrayal of Trust," about the crisis in global public health. Full bio

Discuss

89 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please log in or sign up to add comments.
There are currently no comments for this talk.