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3 Takes on the Future of Public Health


In a key event as a part of Johns Hopkins' Centennial celebration, prominent authors and journalists came together to speak about key considerations for the future of public health. In reference to pandemics and the future of public health Sonia Shah said, "Ultimately, the goal is to prevent,” Shah said. How? By restoring wild habitats and protecting the most vulnerable.  By approaching outbreaks holistically, and not just as biomedical phenomena. By re-imagining our relationship to the microbial world."

“There is no us and them,” she insisted. “Our health is connected to the health of society, but also wildlife, livestock and ecosystems. We live in a microbial world.”

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