• Will bird flu be the next pandemic?

    Vinod Balasubramaniam     |      May 28, 2024

    The first case of H5N1 bird flu was reported in Australia last week. Is the world prepared for what could lead to the next pandemic?

  • Dark winter

    Andrew Robinson     |      July 29, 2023

    In her new book Professor Raina MacIntyre proposes that we are entirely too complacent about the risks of pandemics, even after the global experience of COVID 19.

  • The ghost of pandemics past

    Ben Knight     |      October 1, 2021

    How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up to the measures being taken today against the delta strain of coronavirus?

  • COVID-19 will shape a better response to future pandemics

    Lucio Blanco Pitlo III     |      April 15, 2020

    Entering its fourth month, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc worldwide and challenge earlier notions of how best to respond to epidemics. Its geographic scope, high infection and casualty toll and severe economic effect raise the bar for responses to future pandemics.

  • Lessons from past pandemics

    John Tang     |      April 8, 2020

    From the bubonic plague to the Spanish flu, pandemics are not new, but the modern world brings with it amazing advancements and particular challenges.

  • Protecting the world from pandemics

    Anders Furze     |      March 19, 2019

    Creating mathematical and computational models of infectious diseases such as pandemic flu gives governments and health policy-makers a toolkit to predict and respond to the threats posed by potential pandemics.