Building A Wall Won’t Prevent A Global Pandemic

Common Thread
10 min readFeb 6, 2020
“Woman receives a health check-up” by World Bank, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

As the world’s attention turns to the threat of the Coronavirus, we revisit our discussion on whether the world is prepared for the next global disease outbreak. The consensus seems to be we’re due a big epidemic — the kind that would fundamentally disrupt life as we know it. A pandemic could affect food supply, the global economy, energy, productivity, transportation, foreign relations, healthcare, and