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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Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

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From the Black Death to the Present

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And what it lost in the process

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

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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

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

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Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions Podcast

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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.

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

Alan D. T. Barrett

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