Lessons Learned from the 1918 Pandemic: Historical and Legal Framework of the Spanish Flu and How It Relates to Today’s Crisis

May 11, 2020


Steve Younger & Muhammad Faridi will be speaking on a panel entitled “Lessons Learned from the 1918 Pandemic,” presented by the Historical Society of the New York Courts.  The webinar will cover the historical and legal framework of the Spanish Flu and how it relates to today’s crisis. Sandra Opdycke, author of The Flu Epidemic of 1918, will set the stage with a look back on varying government and court reactions to the 1918 disaster. This will be followed by a conversation moderated by Steve Younger with Ms. Opdycke, Ernest Abbott, Former General Counsel of FEMA, and Muhammed Faridi on state and federal government powers to issue quarantines, COVID-19 testing and other mandated measures, and cases decided as a result of this pandemic. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A with emailed questions.

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