pandemics

Ready to the next Big one?

A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan “all” and δῆμος demos “people”) is defined as an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide.

A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. One of the most devastating pandemics was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 100 million people in the 14th century. The most recent pandemics include the HIV pandemic as well as the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 pandemics.  (Wikipedia)

And now, Corona-19 virus… What about the next one? Are we seriously ready to prepare for it?

Applying our antiloss/anti-theft technology to a pandemic spreading control

Five hundred years ago, the spread of disease was largely constrained by the main mode of transportation of the time: people traveling on foot. An outbreak in one town would slowly ripple outward with a pattern similar to what occurs when a rock drops onto a surface of still water. The Black Death moved across 14th century Europe in much this way, like concentric waves unfurling across the continent.

Today, disease migrates across populations and geography with a curiously different pattern. In 2003, SARS first appeared in China, then spread to Hong Kong, then turned up from there in Europe, Canada and the United States. What has changed dramatically in the intervening centuries is not necessarily the diseases themselves, but human mobility networks.

By exploiting a cutting-edge situation-awareness (SA) based anti-loss and anti-theft technology, we apply it to solve a pandemic dissemination control.

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