Health & Medicine

The next pandemic - Are we ready?



Courtesy of CDC/ Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe.

Are we ready for the next pandemic?

It’s part of a new series of discussions on pressing policy choices and scientific controversies presented by the Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with WGBH and The World.

Hosted by The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson, the panel explored preparedness for responding to widespread outbreaks of novel flu viruses and other pandemic threats at the international, national and local levels.  The event was webcast live from 12:30-1:30pm ET Wednesday. archived the discussion for later viewing.

The World and HSPH live tweeted the discussion using the hashtag #nextpandemic.