A Pandemic Foretold

Thirty years ago, an urgent report about microbial threats to public health was ignored by policymakers.

As the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease pandemic surely should have taught us, in the context of infectious diseases, there is nowhere in the world from which we are remote and no one from whom we are disconnected. 1. By 1992, an estimated 8–12 million people worldwide had been infected with HIV. The World Health […]

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