Dr. Larry Brilliant, the self-proclaimed “luckiest man in the world,” has a great write-up in this week’s Pacific Sun, talking about his TED Prize wish. He says he’s open to ideas on how best to use it, and has set up a new email address – firstname.lastname@example.org – for suggestions.
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By tracking social media, it turns out, we can get much better at recognizing pandemics early. Solving epidemics has been the goal of physician Larry Brilliant’s career — and the basis for his 2006 TED Prize wish, which he updated this year in a talk at TED2013, above. His wish called for an “International System for […]
Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant remembers the day in 1974 when, while working for the United Nations in India, a mother handed him her young son, who had died only moments earlier from smallpox. Brilliant also remembers the day, about a year later, when he traveled by speedboat to an island in Bangladesh and met a 3-year-old […]