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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Summaries

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions Podcast

Anthony Fauci et al.

Gates Notes, 2020

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Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Adam Kucharski

Profile Books, 2020

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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

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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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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Most cases are not life-threatening, which is also what makes the virus a historic challenge to contain.

James Hamblin

The Atlantic, 2020

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Nine disasters we still aren’t ready for.

Garrett M. Graff

Politico Magazine, 2020

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…or at the very least, a failure to take the virus seriously.

Chen Rui and Xu Bingqing

YiCai Global, 2020

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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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