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?


Read more about: Ebola.

Resources

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

Resource World Health Organization (WHO)

Resource Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB)

Recent News

First US coronavirus patient treated using robot in isolation unit

Guardian - 23-Jan-2020

Unit can expand to 10 units - but would be overwhelmed with a full-scale pandemic

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UK toughens up precautionary measures against the new coronavirus

BBC - 22-Jan-2020

Symptoms quite similar to that of seasonal flu, takes 5 days to appear once infected

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New coronavirus claims the second life in China

Independent - 17-Jan-2020

Are we heading towards a new pandemic?

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