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We have reached the point where we should consider compulsory vaccination

in Blogs: “The time for gently nudging parents to vaccinate their children is over. A groundswell of antivaccine opinion and fake news from a highly influential and malicious antivax lobby is managing to harness social media for its own ends.  As a…

Henipavirus – a rare, but emerging, infection in the APAC region.

in Podcasts: Henipavirus Henipavirus is a rare, but emerging, infection in the Asia-Pacific region. An outbreak of Nipah virus infection was reported in India in May 2018, but was quickly contained. Catherine Houlihan, Clinical Lecturer at University College London, gives us a…

We need a global plan to tackle low vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy

in Blogs: “We need a global plan to tackle low vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy” Vaccine hesitancy is one of the top 10 global health threats of 2019. In this BMJ Opinion blog, the authors call for more concrete action by…

Ending Epidemics

in Blogs: Ending epidemics    Dr Jonathan Quick, Dr Kieran Walsh This article is based on a podcast that was recorded by the BMJ. In this article, Dr Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director at BMJ, interviews Dr…

SARS

in Podcasts: This week, we’re joined by Sian Griffiths, Emeritus Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, and Chair of the Public Health England Global Health Committee. Professor Griffiths discusses the 2002-2004 SARS outbreak in…

How ready is the world for the next infectious disease outbreak?

in Blogs: The Joint External Evaluation found that most countries do not have capacity to deal with infectious disease pandemics.

Will machine learning replace medical education in preventing infectious disease pandemics?

in Blogs: Machine learning and artificial intelligence have enormous potential in healthcare. Machine learning algorithms can already read radiological images, make diagnoses, and advise on treatment options. Just a few years ago these were all tasks that…
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