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Great Decisions - Global Health: Will the U.S. Continue to Lead?

  • Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required here. Refreshments will be provided!

The world faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. Experts estimate there is currently a greater than 50% likelihood in our lifetime of a catastrophic pandemic – one that could easily reach a first-world city or town. An airborne superbug could spread from patient zero to 300 million people in just six months, resulting in 30 million deaths, massive social upheaval, and hit the global economy with the force of the Great Recession – or worse. But will the U.S. continue to lead in addressing future global health challenges:  making the world safer from pandemic threats, achieving universal health coverage, and confronting chronic diseases? Dr. Jonathan Quick will discuss the science and economics of epidemics, and examine the critical role that politicians, policy makers, and the press have to play in preventing future outbreaks. 

Join us as we hear from Dr. Jonathan Quick, a Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. An international public health expert, he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MSH from 2004 to 2017, and currently serves as chair of the Global Health Council. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, and elsewhere.

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