Epidemics

Epidemics – rapidly spreading infectious diseases like the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – can become global health threats. Learn about the risks, consequences and global impact.


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From the Black Death to the Present

Frank Snowden

Yale UP, 2019

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And what it lost in the process

Ed Yong

The Atlantic, 2020

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A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

Ed Yong

The Atlantic, 2020

Scientists welcome the first compelling evidence that vaccines can prevent COVID-19 – but questions remain about how much protection they offer, and for how long.

Ewen Callaway

Nature, 2020

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Different SARS-CoV-2 strains haven’t yet had a major impact on the course of the pandemic, but they might in future.

Ewen Callaway

Nature, 2020

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If approval comes before clinical trials end, this could complicate the study of vaccines’ long-term effects

David Cyranoski and Smriti Mallapaty

Nature, 2020

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Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions Podcast

Anthony Fauci et al.

Gates Notes, 2020

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The US has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists and dreamers is plotting a new strategy to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.

Alexis C. Madrigal and Robinson Meyer

The Atlantic, 2020

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Since 2016, yellow fever outbreaks have become a major public health concern

Alan D. T. Barrett

Science, 2018

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A Preliminary Mapping and Its Implications

Emilio Granados Franco et al.

World Economic Forum, 2020

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