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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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Dr. Steve F. Dowdy
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Dr. Dowdy research interests include mechanisms of G1 cell cycle progression, macromolecular drug delivery using TAT Peptide Transduction Domains, mRNA replicons, RNAi and a class of RNAi pro drugs known as RiboNucleic Neutrals (RNN).

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