Event Lectures and Symposia How One 21st Century Pandemic, SARS, Predicted Another, COVID-19

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, May 7, 2020

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

  • This event will be livestreamed on Facebook External and YouTube External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

Part of National Book Festival

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Author and journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld discusses his prescient book on the SARS epidemic, which foreshadowed the more devastating COVID-19 pandemic, with the Library of Congress’s Roswell Encina, chief of communications. Photo: Scientist Alice C. Evans working in her laboratory, from Prints & Photographs.