Scientists have a strong idea of which types of viruses could cause an outbreak. We can fund vaccines and treatments for them now.
Pandemic recovery plans that invest in or subsidize fossil fuels will increase the spread of infectious diseases globally by contributing to climate change, according to a new report from The Lancet, a leading medical journal.
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The United States has seen a total of 3,630,587 coronavirus cases and 138,782 deaths as of July 18, according to the CDC. That’s an increase of 74,710 cases and 918 new deaths compared to the previous day.
Coronavirus cases and deaths are rising.
May is Mental Health Month, and the Department of Global Health is sharing an article from the Global Mental Health program, which features interviews with people from the UW community about mental health as well as information from relevant journal articles.
3 Steps to Help Prevent Another Animal-to-Human Virus Pandemic (Seattle Times, co-written by Peter Rabinowitz)
By Peter Rabinowitz and Greg Gray
Governments and individuals are taking unprecedented, often very austere actions to control the ongoing spread of the pandemic coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). However, they are neglecting an extremely important question that could cause the loss of millions of more lives — how do we prevent the next zoonotic respiratory virus pandemic?
We have not yet identified the source of this virus. What if a new version emerges from the original animal source to cause a second wave of this pandemic?
Spread of Coronavirus Highlights Need For Strengthened Global Health Security (ScienceSpeaks - Quotes Judy Wasserheit)
The following is a guest post on ScienceSpeaks by Judith Wasserheit, M.D., M.P.H. FIDSA, and Krutika Kuppalli, M.D.
Jan. 21, 2020
A respiratory virus has spread from China to at least a dozen other countries, including the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.
An international outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has killed at least 132 people and sickened about 6,000, according to the Chinese health authorities.
US Foreign Policy Could Halt Today’s Major Killers, Prevent Tomorrow’s Outbreaks (Journal of International Affairs - Features Kristie Ebi)
United States action on global pandemics could save lives, address significant foreign policy interests and boost economic prosperity, according to a new analysis from leading researchers, including Kristie Ebi, an expert on global change and health at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Analysis from leading researchers shows there could be significant benefits from a presidentially-led initiative focused on combatting pandemics. With the 2020 Presidential race under way, the researchers provide new evidence on the potential for a pro-active U.S. foreign policy effort to halt current pandemics, prevent new outbreaks from becoming pandemics, and address disease threats linked to climate change.