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?
App for better understand of pandemics.
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
Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus
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
Study finds patients with good vitamin D levels half as likely to die of coronavirus
Independent - 26-Sep-2020
Definitely no harm in taking normal levels of vitamin D supplements - and could save your lifeRead more...
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...