Four years ago, Lawrence Summers, PhD, Harvard president emeritus and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, was frighteningly prescient about the world health crisis we’re facing today.
“The threat of a pandemic claiming millions of lives and devastating economies around the world is as serious as the potential perils of global climate change,” he told a Stanford audience.
As the planet now sits in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with contours and conclusions still far from certain, it was more than timely to read Beth Duff-Brown’s coverage of Summers’ visit in March 2016. Today’s scenario was all there.
I looked back at that article as I was preparing to interview Michele Barry, MD, FACP, director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, for a 1:2:1 podcast.
Please, read the full story in Scope.