How The Economy Survived The 1918 Flu

A side effect of the coronavirus is a rotten economy. So what can a century-old pandemic tell us about how long the downturn will last? Stanford professor Walter Scheidel joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the 1918 flu took many lives but in the end spared the economy. His article published in Foreign Affairs is “The Spanish Flu Didn’t Wreck the Global Economy, What Is Different About the Coronavirus Pandemic?”