StarTalk: "Side Order of Science" Viral Lightning Round

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett is quizzed by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice on her knowledge of epidemics and virology on the radio show, StarTalk. 

Can dangerous pathogens spread via clouds and rain? What was the deadliest plague in history: the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 or the Black Death ? Are we more vulnerable to pandemics today due to air and sea travel? Is the measles outbreak in Wales a result of the anti-vaccination movement?