From September 24-28, the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted Outbreak Week, a unique multidisciplinary effort investigating and engaging with epidemic and pandemic preparedness in the 21stcentury, inspired by the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Leading researchers, policy makers, health advocates, economists, doctors, journalists, historians and other experts -- from various schools at Harvard as well as other institutions in the U.S. and the world -- joined us to take a fresh look at disease outbreaks and how prepared we are for the next big health crisis. It was an insightful, inspiring week during which we learned from history, assessed the relationship between infectious disease outbreaks and conflict, examined the challenges to outbreak communication in the era of disinformation, discussed roadblocks to faster vaccine development, and much, much more. Videos and key insights from this major gathering will be posted here soon. Thank you to the hundreds of curious minds who joined us for this extraordinary series of inquiries and events!
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