Lessons of Pandemics: The Ones we Learn, and the Ones we Never Do

Pandemics are as old as human society, and yet each time one strikes  we are surprised anew. What lessons can we learn from the history of pandemics, and which mistakes do we seem doomed to repeat?

UUU member Glenn Coin has covered the Covid-19 pandemic for The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com. He has read dozens of books on past plagues and pandemics in hopes of gleaning insights into the current one.