Imagine a World Where We Prevent Pandemics

Imagining a world where we can prevent pandemics is an ambitious yet achievable aspiration, according to Professor David Heymann and Emma Ross.

Explainer Video Updated 25 March 2021 Published 6 October 2020 3 minute watch

Imagine a world where we prevent pandemics

Imagining a world where we can prevent pandemics is an ambitious yet achievable aspiration, according to David and Emma. Find out what it will take, and learn more about our relationship with the animal kingdom and why David likes to talk about a ‘Swiss cheese event’.

Find out what it will take to prevent future pandemics from happening, learn more about our relationship with the animal kingdom, and what is meant by a ‘Swiss cheese event’.

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