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?
BBC Pandemic - App for better understand of pandemics.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for everyone - Advice and links to 111 service etc
Coronavirus Resource Center - Questions and answers covering symptoms, risks and treatment
Inovio - Reshaping the future of treating and preventing cancer and infectious diseases by activating antigen-specific immune responses
Homeland Security Digital Library Pandemics and Epidemics - Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virusMore Pandemics resources
Pandemics Blog Posts
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
Coronavirus gives extra incentive for smokers to kick the habit
BBC - 15-Jul-2020
1.5 times as many smokers quit in the last year than usual - a rare long-term benefit of the pandemicRead more...
The deadly link between air pollution and coronavirus
Guardian - 13-Jul-2020
An analysis to answer whether quality of air affects rise in pandemic casesRead more...
Robotic scientists can do lab work faster
BBC - 06-Jul-2020
Does not mean that machines will be able to replace human scientistsRead more...