June 16, 2020

Public Health

on Life Support

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SARS-CoV-2 is presumed to have originated naturally in bats, but the rapid spread of the virus is a direct consequence of human activity and overcrowding on a hyper-connected planet. Our human-dominated ecosystem has become a “playground” for animal viruses, write scientists in the New England Journal of Medicine. There is no greater challenge for New Economy leaders than rebuilding global public health, but can the world’s medical researchers, scientists and public policy advocates work in tandem to outwit the viruses that now threaten mankind?


Oxiris  Barbot

Oxiris Barbot

Commissioner New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Preetha Reddy

Preetha Reddy

Vice Chairperson Apollo Hospitals
Mike Wells

Mike Wells

Group Chief Executive Prudential plc
Gregory Rockson

Gregory Rockson

Co-founder and CEO mPharma
Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy

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