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Johns Hopkins Webcast today (March 27): One Pandemic, a World of Responses

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19, not Long Covid)' started by ahimsa, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Oregon, USA
    For anyone interested this starts at about 2 and 1/2 hours from now (at the time I posted)

    "On Friday, March 27, 12:30–1:15 pm ET, join experts from Johns Hopkins for a discussion about how and why countries’ responses to COVID-19 have been so varied, what some of the effects have been, and what lessons governments can learn as they think about preparing for future challenges."

  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Thanks for posting this. It was pretty interesting. The recording will be posted later(not clear on when that is).
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  3. large donner

    large donner Guest

    Interesting, John Hopkins ran a pandemic training event in October 2019 to discuss planning for such a scenario.


    Thread here..

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
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    large donner Guest

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    large donner Guest


    Thank Goodness for the work of philanthropists like Bill Gates and things like his pandemic work. The John Hopkins work wouldn't be possible without people like him.

    Bill saw this pandemic coming and is on record saying so.

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  6. large donner

    large donner Guest

    This is central its so poignant that John Hopkins is addressing this issue in conjunction with people like Bill Gates.

    Firstly in such a global world we still have the issue of decentralised decisions being made on a world level.

    Perhaps we need the UN for example to take more control in a new type of world order.

    Take for example Bill Gates tracking vaccines in Africa discussed above whereby the vaccine record is injected directly into children.....

    Now we are in lockdown but don't have enough man power to enforce it so when this happens again with another crisis the things we need are to finalise the combination of our existing technologies.

    Drone cameras, location tracking on every phone, more smart technology that can track purchases to stop hording and ensure centralised control of goods, face recognition technology combined with drones.

    We maybe could move the next step and get microchipped so we don't have to carry a phone.

    Also then we wont need cash or credit cards and the chip will recognize who has bought what, when they did it when they went out and how far from their home they travelled.

    This technology could also send automated fines to people who ignore lockdowns or curfews and do the job the police cant possibly do.

    The chip could also ensure than any medical treatment that gets mandated can be checked on the spot or even from the sky by drones and whether the person has had the antibody test or not.

    There have been some small trials of people having chip implants but nowhere near enough people have signed up to help manage a crisis on the level John Hopkins are trying to learn lessons from.

    We would need a massive capacity Wifi infrastructure world wide to achieve all this but it seems we are on the verge of achieving that also because of mans amazing endeavours.

    Its amazing how it took a crisis like this to see the potential of something we already have at out fingertips.

    Maybe we as a forum could put together some more ideas and forward them to John Hopkins?
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