Watch Episode 6: Life Beyond Coronavirus: Preventing the next pandemic

Friday, Jun 26, 2020, 03:21 AM | Source: Pursuit

By Shitij Kapur, Sharon Lewin, Peter Doherty

Watch Episode 6: Life Beyond Coronavirus: Preventing the next pandemic

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While the world is still trying to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic - it may seem an odd time to discuss preventing the next one.

But even as we're in the midst of grappling with this crisis – it's important to realise it's unlikely to be an isolated event.

The final episode of this six-part web series, our experts tell us why they expected this pandemic.

They also explore why animal-human transmission means we'll probably see more events like this; how genetic testing can make a difference,; why public health needs to be considered in the same way we consider military defence; and why countries like Australia, Vietnam and Germany are critical to protecting the future of the world.

Watch Episode 6 of Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View. Video: University of Melbourne

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