Ep. 146 – June 15, 2020 – How America Responded to the Flu of 1957-58

A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Niall Ferguson, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the 1957-58 “Asian Flu” pandemic, how governments reacted to its outbreak and how it compares to the modern-day response to the Covid-19.

In the conversation, Ferguson says that, “we’ve created one of the deepest recessions in American history.” He adds that, “there are two pandemics going on at the moment. There’s the real one involving a real virus. And then there’s the pandemic online of disinformation and misinformation.”

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