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Preparing for Pandemics

Paid Post by Gates Foundation from the New York Times

During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, as many as 100 million people died — up to 5 percent of the world’s population. If a similar outbreak were to happen today, the death toll could reach 360 million, despite the availability of vaccines as well as modern antiviral and antibacterial drugs. The economic impact would also be devastating, resulting in a $3 trillion economic loss, or nearly 5 percent of global GDP.

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Marc Gurwith, MD, JD
Vice President of Clinical Affairs

Marc was Chief Medical Officer at Paxvax from 2007 to 2015, and Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Vaxgen from 2001-2007. In these two positions Marc ran clinical trials for vaccines aimed at influenza, anthrax and HIV. Marc has held similar positions at Genelabs, Sequus, Boeheringer-Mannheim and Wyeth Ayerst. Marc received his BA. magna cum laude from Yale, his M.D. cum laude from Harvard and his J.D. from Temple. Marc has authored over 100 scientific journal articles.

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