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The Plague Year

David Remnick Meets Lawrence Wright

59 mins watch time

Posted June 2021

Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, Science, Technology & the Future

In conversation with New Yorker editor David Remnick, Lawrence Wright guides us through the dense fog of misinformation to give us a 360-degree portrait of COVID-19 in America. He says: “We are witnessing an extraordinary moment in history, where lives are being lost to COVID 19 every day. As a reporter, I feel a great responsibility to give a full accounting of what has happened – indeed is still happening – and to sort through the science, to address the political calamity, to gain an understanding of what has led to this moment, and to pay tribute to all the professionals who are putting their lives on the line.”