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.
What's the chance of a deadly disease annihilating the world's population? Some of the key factors are:
- ease of transmission - by contact or air
- is it infectious before symptoms so that public health measures can be used?
- how deadly is it? lots of novel flus are no worse than seasonal ones
- can it be prevented or treated?
Homeland Security Digital Library Pandemics and Epidemics - Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus
Pandemics Blog Posts
FDA gives the green light for human trials against a new coronavirus therapy
WebMD - 03-Apr-2020
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Proposed strategy to protect elderly from gerolavic infections like COVID-19
Forbes - 31-Mar-2020
To benefit long term global health and longevity, and enhance economic recoveryRead more...
COVID-19 advanced testing lab created by UC Berkeley scientists
University of California, Berkeley - 30-Mar-2020
In response to mass testing needs, they employ robotics and automation for accuracy and speedRead more...