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Pandemics

Joshua Hersh

Experts Fret About Deadly Virus' Great Unknowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living

ISTANBUL -- With cases of a virulent and highly fatal pathogen on the rise, including the first-known occurrence in the United States, epidemiologists...

Interview With a Zombie: Insights Into Pandemics

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 12.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Kids are back in school sharing their germs, flu season has begun, millions of people have just returned home from the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and...

Pretense and Defense of Our Skin in the Game

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The world is ever smaller. Flu strains incubating in China can be in New York or LA or DC in the span of a day. This is a world in which an incurable bacterial disease, spread by a tiny insect native to Asia, decimates the citrus crop in Florida.

Stalking the Wild Pathogen: Viral Threats to Modern Humanity

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Writers and filmmakers have long liked apocalyptic stories. But out in the real world, it might well be that the most likely cause of our specie's demise will be a microscopic bug we cannot defeat, and that we vanish, or vastly diminish, not with a bang but a whimper.

U.S. Airports That Are Likely To Become Hubs Of Pandemics

Posted 07.27.2012 | Travel

After the 2003 SARS and the 2009 swine flu outbreaks, epidemiologists took an interest in how air travel affects the spread of disease. A new study b...

A Level-4 Biolab Grows in Boston: Pathogens Welcome

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We are in the grips of a military-industrial complex for whom projects such as the Boston Biolab are as much meat and potatoes as any multi-billion dollar weapon system, no matter how dubious the need.

Addressing the Convergence of Crises

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

When you look at the scope of the world's problems today, the environmental crisis is not one that can be addressed singularly. It is the linchpin of so many different crises.

True Pandemic Preparedness: Health Care Reform Now

Rep. Patrick Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Patrick Kennedy

The un- and under-insured in our country are highly susceptible to any pandemic outbreak. The realities of biology will not let us separate into "us" versus "them" categories.

Swine Flu: Who Benefits? And Why?

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

This conspiracy is bigger than all of us.

Swine Flu's Next Stop: The Pantheon of Stillborn Pandemics

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pashman

Even if swine flu eventually kills hundreds of Americans, it still won't be nearly as lethal as the regular flu, which has killed thousands of Americans already this year, just like it does every year.

Behind the News: Why We're Seeing Outbreaks of Swine Flu, and How We Can Stop it Next Time (Video)

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
TEDTalks

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering new, deadly viruses where they first emerge.