- Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
- Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
- COVAX Facility
- Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
- Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)
- Wellcome Trust
- World Health Organization
- WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization
- CBC Second Opinion Newsletter (regularly has articles about COVID-19)
- Microbes: The Life-Changing Story of Germs, Philip K. Peterson
- Pandemic, Sonia Shah
- The Fever, Sonia Shah
- The Pandemic Century, Mark Honigsbaum
- Bill Gates, “How we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic,” March 2020
- Bill Gates, “How the pandemic will shape the near future,” July 2020
- Bill Gates, “The next outbreak? We’re not ready,” April 2015
- Seth Berkley, “The quest for the coronavirus vaccine,” March 2020
- Seth Berkley, “The troubling reason why vaccines are made too late…if they’re made at all,” August 2015,
- Can also search Ted.com for ‘pandemic’ and many videos are available
Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
By Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker
This Event Will Be Remote.
A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.
Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt.
In today’s world, it’s easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can — and must — we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind’s deadliest enemy?
Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza or coronavirus pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable.
Deadliest Enemy is high scientific drama, a chronicle of medical mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a practical plan of action.