By Anders Gunderson and Liana Woskie, HGHI In an outbreak, the question of how quickly a new pathogen spreads from one case to many is an essential piece of the puzzle scientists try to put together. To answer this question, experts use models that provide estimates, drawing from different sources of information. The outcome ofContinue reading Understanding Predictions: What is R-Naught?
From Harvard Law Today, October 5, 2018 — Last week, Harvard commemorated the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people worldwide with a weeklong series of events across the university. Outbreak Week, led by the Harvard Global Health Institute, was a unique multidisciplinary effort investigating and engaging with epidemic andContinue reading How Prepared Are We For The Next Health Crisis?
From the Harvard Gazette, September 25, 2018 By Brett Milano Harvard Correspondent Pandemics are political, and the spread of disease is a common consequence of global conflict. In a lecture titled “Conflict and the Global Threat of Pandemics,” Michele Barry, senior dean of global health and director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health atContinue reading Outbreak Week Opens With Talk on Conflict and Epidemics