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Stanford Historians Respond to COVID-19

The arrival of coronavirus in different parts of the world has raised many fundamental issues about medicine, public health, plagues and pandemics, social distancing practices, the cultural origins of fear, the nature of economic health, and many other issues.  Read what Stanford historians have been saying on many of these issues:

Gordon Chang, "'Run Them Over':  The Rise of the New Sinophobia and Its Dangers to Us All," Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft (March 27, 2020)

Walter Scheidel, "Why the Wealthy Fear Pandemics," NYT (April 9, 2020)

Katharyn Olivarius, "The Dangerous History of Immunoprivilege," NYT (April 12, 2020)

Gordon Chang, "Our Fifth Extreme Isolation," The American Scholar (April 17, 2020)

Paula Findlen, "What Would Boccaccio Say about COVID-19?" The Boston Review (April 24, 2020)

David Kennedy "The Great Depression demonstrated the indispensable role of government, says Stanford scholar" (April 29, 2020)

Paula Findlen "Petrarch's Plague: Love, Death, and Friendship in a Time of Pandemic" (June 11, 2020)