Pandemic Panic: Protecting an Interconnected World

Ron Klain, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Revolution LLC; Anita Patel, Senior Advisor, Pandemic Medical Care and Countermeasures, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moderated by Ertharin Cousin.

Pandemic Panic: Protecting an Interconnected World

Despite extensive health advancements following the Spanish Flu, HIV, and SARS pandemics, the world is still highly vulnerable to the spread of infectious diseases. In fact, the number of outbreaks has more than tripled in the last forty years. Without coordinated public health action, experts predict that the next pandemic—one with the potential to take millions of lives and cost the global economy billions of dollars—is not a matter of “if, but when”. How can we strengthen our health systems, prepare our global cities, and educate our communities to best prevent it?

Suggested Content:

Fragile States and Pandemics: Why Preparedness Cannot Happen in a Vacuum, Madeleine Nicholson, Global Insight, 1/10/2019
Are We on the Cusp of a Breakthrough in Ebola Treatment?, Sarah Boseley, Guardian, 12/4/2018
A Pandemic Killing Tens of Millions of People Is a Real Possibility — and We Are Not Prepared for It, Ron Klain, Vox, 10/15/2018
The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic, Bryan Walsh, TIME, 5/4/2017
Preparing for Pandemics: How Systems, Planning, and Research Can Protect the World in the Next Outbreak, New York Times

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