- Pandemics: The Big Picture
Library Center in the auditorium
2-4 p.m. for adults
In "Station Eleven" a fictional pandemic wipes out nearly 99 percent of Earth's population. Real life pandemics have affected the ways societies deal with adversity. Deborah Corcoran, instructor from Missouri State University’s Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, will talk about historic attempts to cope with pandemics including the persecution of immigrant and minority populations, nursery rhymes and art. Russell Conroy, director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness at Mercy Hospital-Springfield, will explain how hospitals develop disaster response plans and how local hospitals would respond to a pandemic. A Big Read event.
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