From: TED-Ed - Saturday Nov 12, 2022 02:02 pm
Will there be another pandemic in your lifetime?

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How do we determine the value of a life?
By Rebecca L. Walker, directed by Sharon Colman
To protect against a possible resurgence of smallpox, the US government is funding research to improve treatments and vaccines. And since it’s unethical to expose people to a highly lethal virus, labs are using monkeys as research subjects. But is it right to harm these animals to protect humanity from a potential threat? Rebecca L. Walker takes a look at this classic ethical dilemma.

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Will there be another pandemic in your lifetime?
By George Zaidan, directed by Igor Coric, Artrake Studio
We tend to think of pandemics as unlikely events, but disease outbreaks are surprisingly common. Over the past 400 years, the longest stretch of time without a documented outbreak was just four years. So, what’s the probability of experiencing another world-changing pandemic in your lifetime? Explore the likelihood of a future pandemic and the steps we can take to reduce its destructiveness.

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