Category Archive: Public Health

Going Viral: Revisiting the 1918 influenza pandemic; preventing another (Part 2)

An interdisciplinary centennial symposium To mark the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, we held a symposium, Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in Chapel Hill on April 4-6. We looked back at the 1918 pandemic with a view to preventing another, creating an interdisciplinary event… Read More

Going Viral: Revisiting the 1918 influenza pandemic; preventing another (Part 1)

The 1918 influenza pandemic: A global catastrophe The 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million to 100 million people around the world. While infants and very young children and people older than 65 typically are most at risk of severe symptoms, complications and death from flu, the 1918 virus killed many… Read More

Power to the Young

The young find their voices I thought about going to the “March for Our Lives” sister march in Raleigh on Saturday, March 24, to rally for tougher gun control laws, but needed every minute… Read More

Black Panther Can Teach Us

Movies for life In the past few months, there have been a couple movies that speak to diversity in a way that demands attention and is becoming part of global culture. “Black Panther” is one of them, and I wanted to see it on the big screen. “Black Panther,” produced… Read More

Parkland, two weeks later

Awesome students and courageous CEOs Kudos to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where two weeks ago, a 19-year-old former student walked into the school and killed 17 innocent people, wounding more. Students, still grieving for lost friends, classmates and teachers, summoned the fortitude to… Read More