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Pandemics and Intellectual Discourse: Home


Novel Coronavirus SARS COV-2

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoVID.

Image captured and colorized at NIAID's Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. Credit: NIH NIAID


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This guide provides scholarly resources in various formats, and across multiple disciplines, on pandemics and associated topics.  It provides myriad scholarly perspectives on pandemics, including the current COVID crisis. The resources included are meant to spark thought and discussion in the WPI community, in classrooms and beyond, and are not a comprehensive survey of the topic.


We welcome suggestions for additional resources and/or other topic areas to include. 

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