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The 1918 influenza pandemic in Indonesia and comparisons with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Friday, 15 Oct 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Speaker: Siddharth Chandra is professor and director of the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University. His research interests include pandemics, the intersection of economics, health, and history in Asia, behavior and policy relating to addictive substances, and applications of portfolio theory to fields outside finance, for which the theory was originally developed.

The 1918 influenza pandemic had a profound impact on Indonesia. This presentation highlights research on pandemic impacts on various aspects of key demographic aggregates in Indonesia. These include estimates of the toll of the pandemic in the absence of reliable birth and death registration data, the timing, size, and geographic spread of waves of infection and mortality, and the impacts of the pandemic on health policy in Indonesia. Where relevant, comparisons are made with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Southeast Asian Studies.