PBS NewsHour

Past pandemics have reshaped society. Will COVID-19?

Clip: 06/22/2020 | 5m 17s Video has closed captioning.

Although the coronavirus pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for people living through it, humans have endured similar health challenges in the past. Jeffrey Brown speaks to two historians, Frank Snowden of Yale University and Nancy Bristow of the University of Puget Sound, about how previous pandemics have shaped societies. It’s part of our ongoing arts and culture series, Canvas.

Aired: 06/22/20

Rating: NR

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