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

Alan D. T. Barrett

Science, 2018

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The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

John Barry

Viking, 2004

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Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Adam Kucharski

Profile Books, 2020

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Going Viral podcast

Mark Honigsbaum et al.

Zinc Media, 2018

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Former Surgeon General Reveals What This Means for You

Bryan Robinson

Forbes, 2020

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Nine disasters we still aren’t ready for.

Garrett M. Graff

Politico Magazine, 2020

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