How To Avoid Another Pandemic
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As we slowly emerge from a pandemic that has irrevocably changed lives around the world, our international community is facing a watershed moment. Can we put measures in place that will ensure future generations never experience the same disruption, or does our modern lifestyle dictate that it’s not a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’ another pandemic might occur? Economist and broadcaster Dharshini David is joined by co-developer of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine Sarah Gilbert (Vaxxers), Oxford Professor of Globalisation and Development Ian Goldin (Rescue), and University of Edinburgh Professor of Public Health and Interim Chief Social Policy Adviser to the Scottish Government Linda Bauld explore the challenges and opportunities posed as we emerge from the current crisis, the crucial lessons we must learn as a global community, and to discuss the necessary steps we must take to reduce the risk of a similar event happening in future.