Level Up Human Extra - COVID-19 and Disease

Simon and Rachel report from their respective bunkers during the March 2020 coronavirus pandemic. We take a long hard look at disease. Are humans a particularly diseased species? What can we learn from pandemics and is panic buying inevitable?

 

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NHS advice on coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Pandemic board game: https://www.zmangames.com/en/games/pandemic/

28 Days Later: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28_Days_Later

Outbreak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outbreak_(film)

Contagion: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/

Global village: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_village

Darwinian medicine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_medicine

The Tragedy of the Commons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

Syphilis: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/syphilis/

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_de_Toulouse-Lautrec

Édouard Manet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89douard_Manet

Paul Gaugin: https://hyperallergic.com/111730/posthumous-prognosis-for-supposedly-syphilitic-gauguin-via-his-teeth/

Oscar Wilde: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/no-oscar-wilde-probably-didnt-die-of-syphilis

Thermal imaging cameras in airports: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30523865/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/how-thermal-imaging-cameras-spot-flu-fevers

Socialised medicine: https://time.com/5794672/health-insurance-deductibles-coronavirus/

Universal Basic Income: https://time.com/5804656/ubi-yang-coronavirus/

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