Infectious Disease and Public Health specialist Dr. Paul Cieslak and Steve Minnis, President of Benedictine College in Atchison, KS talk about the issues facing colleges going back to school this Fall, how they can keep students, faculty, and staff healthy, and what the coming months might look like.
Medical Trivia (Answer at 48:42) – Britain's last major outbreak of plague came in 1665-1666. Across the country, universities closed in response to the plague. At Cambridge University, a young student left college behind to wait out the plague in the countryside where he investigated optics using a glass prism he'd picked up at a Cambridge market before fleeing, invented calculus, and described gravity and the laws of motion. Who was this genius who made the most of his year in quarantine away from Cambridge University?