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PrepTalks: John M. Barry "The Next Pandemic: Lessons from History"

Author John M. Barry’s PrepTalk showcases lessons learned from both the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. He provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives and, as importantly, avoid ineffective measures that can lose community trust.

To download the PrepTalks Discussion Guide that can be used to help translate the research and expertise showcased, as well as additional resources, visit

Video by FEMA HQTV - Feb 16, 2018
Last Updated: April 2, 2019