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
Have you had coronavirus? UK COVID-19 antibody tests from £65
04-Feb-2021 Comparison of UK mail and clinic tests, plus a review of the Medichecks test
Types of coronavirus tests, and how accurate are they?
25-Jan-2021 Do you know the difference between sensitivity and specificity?
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
BioAge's anti-ageing drug to treat Covid-19 enters phase 2 trial
Longevity Technology - 22-Mar-2021
Reverses immune ageing and can prevent death from coronavirus infection in the elderlyRead more...
Cancer vaccines based on mRNA technology will be available soon
Sky News - 19-Mar-2021
Science behind developing Covid-19 vaccines could bring us cancer shots tooRead more...
Virus comes back to life in a survivor of Ebola
New Scientist - 18-Mar-2021
Ebola survivor harboured the virus for 5 years & transmission could spark new outbreaksRead more...