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NPR: How Black Death survivors gave their descendants an edge during pandemics

When the bubonic plague arrived in London in 1348, the disease devastated the city. So many people died, so quickly, that the...

VOA: ‘Era of Pandemics’ to Intensify Without Transformative Change, Report Says

Ecological destruction and unsustainable consumption have entered humanity into an "era of pandemics," according to a new report.

BBC: Will this be the first European city to ban cars?

After centuries of being remodelled by pandemics, Paris could become one of the first major cities to seriously limit the use of...

What pandemics mean for religion

In Harper Lecture, Prof. David Nirenberg traces impact of diseases on faiths through history As the bubonic plague made...

How do we combat global food insecurity during pandemics?

In Chile, Kenya and South Africa, we have seen citizens clashing with police and lawmakers as they demand food. At the same time, organizations like the...

AP: Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science’s march

Despite a century’s progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918.

What’s new with the plague? More than you might think

Pandemics of the past are getting new attention and the plague of the 14th century was among the most consequential. Known as...

How can researchers predict social behavior during pandemics to enhance public health policies?

Why is understanding people’s beliefs and cultural, economic and political factors important to making decisions on public health policies?

NPR: Bill Gates, Who Has Warned About Pandemics For Years, On The U.S. Response So Far

Five years ago, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gave a TED Talk about global pandemics, warning that the world was not ready to take one...
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