Public Health Threats and Pandemics

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Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking news reports on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session One: The Science

Speakers: Arnold Monto, Peter Palese, and Lone Simonsen
Presider: Jon Cohen

Watch experts detail how pandemic influenza viruses are created, why populations are affected differently, and how vaccinations affect the spread of the virus.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Two: The Economics

Speakers: Yanzhong Huang, Andrew Jack, and Michael T. Osterholm
Presider: Robert E. Rubin

Watch experts analyze the economic effects of pandemic influenza including on the labor force and trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Three: Foreign Policy

Speakers: Helen Branswell and John Lange
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Watch experts discuss the U.S. foreign policy implications of a global pandemic including access to vaccinations and effects on trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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