Books for Understanding COVID-19

March 6, 2020

A Modern Contagion: Imperialism and Public Health in Iran's Age of Cholera by Amir A. Afkhami

In A Modern Contagion, Amir Afkhami argues that Iran’s nineteenth-century Cholera crisis had a profound influence on the development of modern Iran, steering the country's social, economic, and political currents. As the novel coronavirus continues its widespread infection of the Iranian population, Afkhami has been approached by multiple outlets, including The New York Times, to speak on the country’s modern disease control procedures.

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