A new network of public clinical trials institutes is urgently needed to replenish the empty pipeline for new antibiotics.
In the immediate aftermath of an event like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the path forward is not always clear. Looking backward, what have we learned?
The WHO is creating a Global Pandemic Radar – an example of collective intelligence that must learn lessons from this pandemic.
Japan has a long experience of hazards and disasters. Yet it does not seem like all lessons have been applied when it comes to COVID.
How to prevent future disasters by learning from the past. Listen to episode 21 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Supply chains, choke points, and ‘just in time’ manufacturing – where things went right and wrong during the pandemic.
Climate change, in its impacts on our society, will have the capacity to destabilise and push social, political and economic systems to their limits. We will have to be bold.
We often underestimate dangerous risks because they are slow or we think we are in more control of them than we actually are.
Natural disaster is a misnomer. Disasters occur due to societal failures, not nature.
India had the legal ability to classify migrant workers as internally displaced and offer them protection, but instead they were marooned and left to the mercy of fate.
It’s been argued that pandemics are the great leveller, but with COVID the opposite is true – and we can’t afford to ignore it.