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Episode 4.1: “Going Viral,” (part 1), feat. Film & Media Professor Dan Babineau

Suggested Readings for this episode:


1. John Horgan: "The Plague at Athens, 430-427 BCE," World History Encyclopedia. August 24, 2016.


2. John Horgan: "Antonine Plague," World History Encyclopedia. May 2, 2019.


3. Mark Cartwright: "Black Death," World History Encyclopedia. March 28, 2020.


4. Kyle Harper: The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. Princeton University Press, 2019.


5. Jonathan Kay:COVID-19 Superspreader Events in 28 Countries: Critical Patterns and Lessons,” Quillette, April 23, 2020.


6. M. Jayaweera, H. Perera, B. Gunawardana, and J. Manatungea: Transmission of COVID-19 virus by droplets and aerosols: A critical review on the unresolved dichotomy,” Environ Res., Sept.2020.


7. Robert Pearl, M.D.: Three Misleading, Dangerous Coronavirus Statistics,” Forbes, September 22, 2020.


8. Tristin Hopper: COVID-19 myths that refuse to die, from undue concern about children to variants and vaccines,” The National Post, July 22, 2021.


9. Covid Conspiracies Podcast, Postmedia, 2021.


10. 12 Monkeys. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt. Universal Pictures, 1995.


11. The Unknown Known. Directed by Errol Morris. Starring Donald Rumsfeld. Radius-TWC, 2013.


12. Mike Lofgren: The Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory: Not Disproven, But Unlikely,” Common Dreams, July 1, 2021.


13. Michelle Faye Cortez: The Last—And Only—Foreign Scientist in the Wuhan Lab Speaks Out,” Bloomberg, June 27, 2021.


14. Katherine Eban: The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins,” Vanity Fair, June 3, 2021.


15. Rowan Jacobsen: Inside the risky bat-virus engineering that links America to Wuhan,” MIT Technology Review, June 29, 2021.


16. Totally Under Control. Directed by Alex Gibney. Jigsaw Productions / Amazon Prime, 2020.


17. Razib Khan: Totally Under Control—A Review,” Quillette, November 17, 2020.


18. Plandemic: The Hidden Agenda Behind Covid-19. Directed by Mikki Willis. Starring Dr. Judy Mikovitz. Elevate Films, 2020. (Wikipedia article).


19. Martin Enserink and Jon Cohen: Fact-checking Judy Mikovits, the controversial virologist attacking Anthony Fauci in a viral conspiracy video,” Science, May 8, 2020.


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