Pandemics

Hopefully technology will one day be able to eliminate potential killers before they start to spread - but until then its necessary to be vigilant to the pandemics that don't differentiate between those with a plan to live forever and those without.

I'll add more individual pages - but for now the looming pandemic is Ebola.

What's the chance of a deadly disease annihilating the world's population? Some of the key factors are:

  1. ease of transmission - by contact or air
  2. is it infectious before symptoms so that public health measures can be used?
  3. how deadly is it? lots of novel flus are no worse than seasonal ones
  4. can it be prevented or treated?

Resources

Homeland Security Digital Library - Pandemics and Epidemics
Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus

Read more about: Ebola.

Recent News

Flu vaccine 2019 and everything you need to know about that

Huffington Post - 23-Sep-2019

Flu can kill – it’s a good idea to get the jab every year

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Independent panel says we're not prepared for growing global pandemic risk

VOX - 19-Sep-2019

Politicians quickly forget the risk once the last crisis is over

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Two new Ebola drugs report a 90% survival rate

BBC - 13-Aug-2019

Thanks to this cocktail of 3 antibodies, Ebola no longer means impending death

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