Babbage: Predicting pandemics
As covid-19 continues to devastate the world and scientists race to develop therapeutics and vaccines, Alok Jha investigates how to get ahead of the curve and prevent the next pandemic. Scientists explain how studying the relationship between animals and humans, and finding and genetically sequencing the millions of as-yet-undiscovered animal viruses in the wild, could stop future disease outbreaks becoming global health catastrophes.
Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.