Bloomberg – A Brief History – Can We Overcome Pandemics?
An epidemic is when a disease spreads across a population in a short space of time. This becomes a pandemic when the disease spreads across different regions of the world, and becomes very, very difficult to control. The diseases can cause more deaths than wars and natural disasters. In the 1980s, when smallpox – which killed 300 million people – was eradicated, the scientific world believed we had triumphed over infectious diseases for good. But as we were to find out – this wasn’t the case. This course discusses the effects of pandemics – and considers whether they can be controlled. For instance – do quarantining and travel bans work? And what about diseases that spread from animals to people? This course will look at all of the above, and summarize the best chances we have of combating future pandemics.
This course is part of the Bloomberg Collection which is only available for customers using SAP Litmos LMS.
- History of pandemics
- Do travel bans work?
- The link between animal disease and humans
- How we can help to combat pandemics