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What If We Had a Worldwide Pandemic? - Guest: Sonia Shah

Feb. 28, 2020

Each week on “What If Discussed”, we explore the big hypotheticals and ponder the possibilities. This week is different. With “What If we had a worldwide pandemic?“, we are not only dealing with something that IS happening, but with real world consequences. But this is not the first time we’ve been here as a global society and won’t, unfortunately in all probability, be the last time. How concerned should we be? Is the media and social media helping us manage the situation or fanning the flames of fear? What role does a more connected world play in the spread of contagions? And, perhaps most importantly, what can we do now and in the future to prevent or at least mitigate viral pandemics? These are just some of the questions we address with award-winning author of “Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond” and science journalist Sonia Shah. Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.   Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.   Join us online: Web site https://whatifshow.com/podcast YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show Hosts: Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson Voice of What If: Peter Schmiedchen Executive producer: Steve Hulford Supervising producer: Richard Garner Producers: Ira Haberman and Stephen Henrik Technical producers: Adam Karch and Antosia Fiedur Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh  Social media: Saida Mirzalimova Research: Jay Moon Trailer: Evan Yue Artwork: Alex Griffith Production: Underknown Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

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