Epidemics – rapidly spreading infectious diseases like the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – can become global health threats. Learn about the risks, consequences and global impact.
Stocking the Shelves for the Next Pandemic
Despite previous warnings, drug makers failed to prepare a stockpile of compounds to fight viral pandemics. Can they finally do the right thing?
The Rules of Contagion
Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop
Profile Books, 2020
First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in the United States
Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of opposition from residents and regulatory complications.
The Reemergence of Yellow Fever
Since 2016, yellow fever outbreaks have become a major public health concern
Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next.
Nine disasters we still aren’t ready for.
Politico Magazine, 2020
Pandemics Past and Present with Jeremy Farrar
Going Viral podcast
Zinc Media, 2018
Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?
Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19
Yale UP, 2020
Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak
Brookings Institution Press, 2018
Plagues and the Paradox of Progress
Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways
MIT Press, 2018