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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Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions Podcast

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Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

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And what it lost in the process

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Former Surgeon General Reveals What This Means for You

Bryan Robinson

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A Preliminary Mapping and Its Implications

Emilio Granados Franco et al.

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Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Adam Kucharski

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

James Hamblin

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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.

Alexis C. Madrigal and Robinson Meyer

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Nine disasters we still aren’t ready for.

Garrett M. Graff

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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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