Event Lectures and Symposia The 1918 Flu: Applying Lessons from the Past to COVID-19

Date and Location

  • When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

  • 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

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Join experts from the Library of Congress and guest speakers for a presentation covering research on the 1918 Flu, the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century, and the lessons it can offer in our understanding of COVID-19. Dr. Sandra Charles, the Library’s chief medical officer and Tomoko Steen, senior reference & research specialist in the Science, Technology and Business Division will introduce experts on the 1918 Flu and COVID-19 to provide insights and answer questions from participants. Submit questions in advance for the panelists using Ask a Librarian.

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• Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., is chief of the viral pathogenesis and evolution section and deputy chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 

• Marc Lipsitch, Ph.D., is professor of epidemiology at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the department of immunology and infectious diseases. He also directs the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. 

The event will be hosted on Webex. Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707‐6362 or ADA@loc.gov.