Lunsjpåfyll: Excess mortality during past and present pandemics

Excess mortality quantifies the overall mortality impact of a pandemic. This presentation summarises recent research that historically contextualises covid-19 for Switzerland and other countries by comparing past and present pandemics based on equivalent mortality data.

The presentation was held by dr. Kaspar Staub, who was a guest researcher at Centre for Research on Pandemics & Society (PANSOC) in May 2022. Staub is a historian and epidemiologist and works at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Staub is the leader at the research group "Anthropometry and Historical Epidemiology" at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine.

Event organizer: Lunsjpåfyll, University Library (