“Don’t Compare Past Pandemics to the COVID-19 Crisis”, Georgetown University Interviews Timothy Newfield

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In its coverage of the COVID-19 crisis, Georgetown University talked with Timothy Newfield about the differences between this pandemic and devastating flu of the early 1900s. Newfield explains that better hygiene, a less severe underlying disease burden and medical and technological advances are on our side compared to global outbreaks of the past. Furthermore, he states that “there just really are no comparisons when you consider the scale of the two pandemics and look at the actual populations impacted”.

Read the Georgetown University piece.