Pandemics: Policy, Politics and Preparedness

Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, about the second and third-order policy and political implications of COVID-19.

What are the second- and third-order implications of COVID-19? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, about the tragic irony of US and UK pandemic preparedness, what to make of antiviral and vaccine game changers, centralised versus de-centralised policy responses and why pandemic preparedness could well be a major political platform issue in the next electoral cycle.

 

Recording date: 06.05.2020

 

Dr. Amesh Adalja

Dr. Adalja is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. He is a board certified physician in internal medicine, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and critical care medicine. A member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s (IDSA) Precision Medicine working group, Dr. Adalja has served on US government panels tasked with developing guidelines for the treatment of botulism, plague, and anthrax in mass casualty settings, the system of care for infectious disease emergencies, and as an external advisor to New York City Health and Hospital Emergency Management Highly Infectious Disease training program. Dr. Adalja is an Associate Editor of the journal Health Security, a contributing author for the Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine and has published in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the Annals of Emergency Medicine.