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An Interview with Laura Spinney


From: Crisis and Contagion


In this chapter, Ian McKay interviews Laura Spinney about issues relating to COVID-19. Laura Spinney is a science journalist and has written for many of the influential journals, such as Nature, National Geographic, New Scientist, and The Economist. She is the author of five books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the acclaimed Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu Of 1918 and How It Changed the World (2018), which is a spellbinding history of a past pandemic whose long shadows have been cast over the present pandemic.



Ian McKay

Ian McKay is the L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History at McMaster University and the author of the award-winning Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890–1920 and the co-author of Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in the Age of Anxiety.