Disease X: The Looming Threat Deadlier Than Covid-19 Explained by a Doctor
Disease X Threat
Healthcare experts prepare for Disease X, a potential pandemic that could be 20 times deadlier than Covid-19.
Warning from Dame Kate Bingham
Dame Kate Bingham warns that Disease X could claim 50 million lives, emphasizing the need for mass vaccination efforts.
Millions of undiscovered viruses exist, making Disease X a plausible threat, according to experts.
Definition of Disease X
Disease X refers to a pathogen, possibly zoonotic, with the potential to cause a massive, serious pandemic.
Global Catastrophic Risk
Disease X may pose a global catastrophic risk, whether through laboratory accidents or bioterrorism.
Strategies include international guidelines, travel restrictions, testing, surveillance, and research on preventive measures.
One Health Approach
A collaborative approach is vital, bridging gaps, prioritizing risk pathogens, and emphasizing mitigation for potential global catastrophes.