How will we remember Covid-19? Join Howard Phillips to find out what previous outbreaks in South Africa tell us about pandemic memories (16 Mar)
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16 March 2021 marks a year and a day since the Covid-19 lockdown was announced in South Africa.

Since then, we’ve experienced frightening first and second waves, while there is speculation about a possible third wave come winter. At present, vaccines are the focus of everyone’s attention and conversation.

But what does history tell us about waves, death tolls, vaccines and social, medical and religious responses to pandemics in South Africa’s past?

What were their immediate and longer-term consequences?

What happened to memories of these pandemics?

Join Jacana Media, with author Emeritus Professor Howard Phillips, a specialist in the social history of medicine, especially in respect of pandemics, and Bhekisisa editor-in-chief Mia Malan in a Don’t Shut Up Conversation.

Phillips and Malan will use past pandemics in South Africa to illuminate the Covid-19 pandemic.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021
Time: 18:00 SAST
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Categories Non-fiction South Africa South African Current Affairs

Tags Bhekisisa Book events Don't Shut Up Howard Phillips Jacana Conversation Jacana Media Mia Malan Plague Pox and Pandemics Virtual book events

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