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?
Conversation with author and journalist Debora MacKenzie
Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus
App for better understand of pandemics.
The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One
Advice and links to 111 service etc
Questions and answers covering symptoms, risks and treatment
Reshaping the future of treating and preventing cancer and infectious diseases by activating antigen-specific immune responses
Pandemics Blog Posts
How To Boost Your Immune System
14-Jan-2021 Help your body to help yourself with these easy tips on improving your immune system
Summary of London Futurists’ Engineering Greater Human Resilience Panel Discussion
27-Apr-2020 Interesting thoughts from an international panel of futurists
Coronavirus Deaths UK Tracker
22-Apr-2020 Tracking UK COVID-19 deaths to see when the peak is passed
How to track your temperature to spot coronavirus
14-Apr-2020 Fever is a key symptom of covid-19 – what is it, and how to spot its onset? Includes free Excel template to track and chart your temperature.
Coronavirus – 28 days later
11-Mar-2020 After 28 days, halving or doubling your infectiousness makes a 60x difference
Activewear brand Lorna Jane makes 'anti-virus' claims: taken to court
BBC - 23-Dec-2020
Such claims made by trusted companies without a scientific basis mislead the publicRead more...
2020 might be the deadliest year for America
Guardian - 22-Dec-2020
Life expectancy to drop by 3 years - greatest cut off since World War IIRead more...
UV LED light - a new hope amidst the pandemic
Medical News Today - 20-Dec-2020
Effective in killing human coronavirus - residential use not recommended due to hazardous effectsRead more...