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Professor Devi Sridhar with Jason Leitch Preventable: How a Pandemic Changed the World & How to Stop the Next One

Professor Devi Sridhar with Jason Leitch Preventable: How a Pandemic Changed the World & How to Stop the Next One

Professor Devi Sridhar with Jason Leitch Preventable: How a Pandemic Changed the World & How to Stop the Next One

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Dates and times

Saturday 7 May 2022
4:45PM - 5:45PM

Preventable uses the spellbinding story of the COVID-19 pandemic to show how global politics shape our health.

Professor Devi Sridhar has risen to prominence for her vital roles in communicating science to the public and speaking truth to power. In Preventable she highlights lessons learned from outbreaks past and present in a narrative that traces the COVID-19 pandemic - including her personal experience as a scientist - and sets out a vision for how we can better protect ourselves from the inevitable health crises to come.

Sridhar vibrantly conveys the twists and turns of a plot that saw: deadlier variants emerge (contrary to the predictions of social media pundits who argued it would mutate to a milder form); the Pyrrhic victory in many countries of the false narrative of health versus the economy (those countries which controlled the virus, like Taiwan and Denmark, had a steadier recovery); countries with weak health systems like Senegal and Vietnam fare better than countries like the US and UK (which were consistently ranked as the most prepared); and the quickest development of game-changing vaccines in history (and their unfair distribution).

Professor Sridhar will be in conversation with Professor Jason Leitch CBE, National Clinical Director and another familiar face from the pandemic.

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Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN