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Can we end pandemics in our lifetime? Larry Brilliant suggests we are getting much closer

Can we end pandemics in our lifetime? Larry Brilliant suggests we are getting much closer

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQBuZVQruRY&w=640&h=360] 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 []