• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Wrath Goes Viral: Part 2

    This is Part Two of our podcast coverage of the event Wrath Goes Viral, the first in our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series.

    In the section, the panelists discuss factors involved in preventing outbreaks from reaching pandemic scales. The SARS virus and SARS-like virus that appeared earlier this year in Saudi Arabia provide interesting case studies for considering containment policy.

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