Global Health Threats

In a hyper-connected world, the risk from deadly pandemics spreading with airplane speed is distressingly real. What makes this scenario even more threatening is the fact that we seem to be losing the race to control mutated pathogens by means of new antibiotics. In this channel you will find everything you need to know about the subject.


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Despite previous warnings, drug makers failed to prepare a stockpile of compounds to fight viral pandemics. Can they finally do the right thing?

Elie Dolgin

Nature, 2021

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Former Surgeon General Reveals What This Means for You

Bryan Robinson

Forbes, 2020

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Shaping the health of nations for centuries to come

Experts

The Lancet, 2018

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Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of opposition from residents and regulatory complications.

Emily Waltz

Nature, 2021

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Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Adam Kucharski

Profile Books, 2020

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Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt

Yale UP, 2020

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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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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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