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Mark Honigsbaum

Mark Honigsbaum is a medical historian and journalist specialising in the history and science of infectious disease. A regular contributor to The Lancet, he is the author of five books, including “Living With Enza:The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918” (2008). His most recent book, “The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris” (2019) was named a “heath book of the year” in the Financial Times and an “editor’s pick” in the New York Times. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in journalism at City, University of London.

The century of pande­mics. A conver­sa­tion with Mark Honigsbaum

Medical historian Mark Honigsbaum speaks of a "century of pandemics" that stretches from the Spanish flu of 1918 to our Corona-related present. In an interview with Philipp Sarasin, he explains why we only ever prepare for the pandemic that has just passed.