COVID-19 is not the first time that a pandemic has ravaged a society and starting with the first recorded pandemic in Athens, during the Peloponnesian War, nearly every generation has had to deal with a deadly disease.
Professor Peter Curson is emeritus professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population at Macquarie University and the author of Deadly Encounters: How Infectious Disease Helped Shape Australia.
Curson joins host Conor Burke to talk about the history of pandemics.
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