I'm trying to imagine how Korea would deal with the Swine Flu (or SARS human to human, etc) if, and when, it comes here in large numbers . . . my imagination is currently producing similar scenarios found in . . .
Anyways, I posted the links below some of the other presentations that are also about viruses and pandemics.
Filmed 2007, posted in April of 2009
Pulitzer winner Laurie Garrett studies global health and disease prevention. Her books include "The Coming Plague" and "Betrayal of Trust," about the crisis in global public health.
Laurie Garrett has made a career of uncovering science and policy news that is almost too depressing to know: emerging and re-emerging diseases, and the world's general inability to deal with them. In the process, she has uncovered gaping lapses in public health and policy.
Garrett is the author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. As a science writer for Newsday, Garrett won a Pulitzer, a Peabody and two Polk awards; in 2004, she joined the Council on Foreign Relations as Senior Fellow for Global Health. She is an expert on public health -- and the fascinating ways that health policy affects foreign policy and national security.Wikipedia's entry on Laurie Garrett.
- The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (Penguin; 1995) ISBN 0-1402-5091-3
- discusses the vulnerability of the world to disease due to the lack of attention and funding given to health.
- Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health (Hyperion; 2001) ISBN 0-7868-8440-1