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On the 100th anniversary of its outbreak, we will explore the causes, progress and effects of the deadliest pandemic the world has ever seen. Topics will include origins of the pandemic; how and why the pandemic spread and disappeared; the state of medical knowledge before and during the pandemic; how did Worcester deal with the pandemic; and what we’ve learned and changes we’ve made.
GROUP LEADER: Victor Saffrin has a BA in Theater and Economics and an MS in Computer Science and is now retired from a career spanning rock-and-roll lighting roadie, laser light show designer, embedded software engineer and engineering process manager. He has taught WISE courses on the lesser-known operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and on Connected Inventions.
OPTIONAL BOOK: The Great Influenza, by John Barry. Penquin Press.0ISBN# 978-0143036494
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609