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How to Make Pandemics Optional, Not Inevitable

TED via YouTube

Overview

This course explores the lessons from past pandemics to understand how to tackle the current one, emphasizing the importance of minimizing the spread of diseases and preventing future pandemics. The skills taught include analyzing the history of contagions, understanding vulnerabilities to outbreaks, and learning strategies to prevent and manage pandemics. The teaching method involves a virtual conversation with science and current affairs curators, discussing various aspects such as emerging diseases, lockdowns, climate change's impact on infectious diseases, and ways to minimize risks. The intended audience includes individuals interested in public health, disease prevention, and global health crises.

Syllabus

Introduction
What can we learn from past pandemic
What should we be doing
Emerging diseases
Lockdowns
Lessons from the past
Climate change and infectious disease outbreaks
How does a pandemic end
What does it look like after a pandemic
How to minimize the risk
Predict Predict Protect
Xenophobia
Misinformation
Common responses
History of pandemics
What gives you hope

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TED

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