Assistant Professor of Anthropology Martha Lincoln on what we can learn from the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic
March 6, 2022
"Martha Lincoln, a medical anthropologist at San Francisco State University, sees 1918 amnesia happening again. "We're already forgetting, even before the pandemic is over. We're already forgetting the pandemic. I foresee, at best, a long struggle about whether we will remember, really, at all, and if we remember, what that memory will be."
"For example, our entertainment, Lincoln said, is like some parallel universe where COVID is invisible, or long gone."