Carolyn Smith-Morris discusses the Flu Epidemic on KERA

Tower Center Associate¬†Carolyn Smith-Morris was interviewed by KERA News Radio about her upcoming talk at SMU: “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective” Feb. 22. Smith-Morris described her interviews with those who lived in Ebola-affected neighborhoods, and argues that humans essentially respond with the same sort of fear to all epidemic threats.

“Fear is a real and biochemical and health event that we must acknowledge; we can’t just talk people out of it,” she said in the interview. “Until we have a perfect health world, we will not have perfectly calm people,.”

Listen to or read the interview with KERA here and register to attend the lecture Feb. 22 here.