On the next Fresh Air, what we can learn from the 1918 influenza outbreak, the deadliest pandemic in history. We talk with John Barry, whose 2004 book The Great Influenza is on the current bestseller list. He co-wrote a report on the future of the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons learned from pandemic influenza. Also, we remember rocker turned music historian Ian Whitcomb. Join us.
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(Photo: The Great Influenza by John Barry - cover, fair use)