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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Summaries

Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Adam Kucharski

Profile Books, 2020

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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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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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Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

Thomas J. Bollyky

MIT Press, 2018

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Isaac Chotiner

The New Yorker, 2020

A dangerous virus, as yet unknown, has the potential to wipe out millions of us. Yet public health bodies are mired in complacency.

Jonathan Quick

The Guardian, 2018

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Nine disasters we still aren’t ready for.

Garrett M. Graff

Politico Magazine, 2020

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Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?

Nancy Leys Stepan

Reaktion, 2019

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