Professor Dale Fisher, National University of Singapore

Professor Dale Fisher, National University of Singapore

Professor Dale Fisher

18 January 2024
What's Trending: A new possible pandemic - Disease X
According to the World Health Organisation, 'Disease X' is a hypothetical future international epidemic caused by a pathogen as yet unknown to cause human disease. But despite it being a hypothetical disease, 'Disease X' could be 20 times more deadly than the COVID-19 virus. The topic has also made it into the agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. So what exactly is Disease X? And how can we prepare for its potential outbreak? On What's Trending, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Professor Dale Fisher, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Senior Consultant, National University Hospital, about this looming disease.

Highlights:
1. What exactly is Disease X? - 1:39
2. Should we be concerned? - 3:24
3. How can countries enhance their preparedness and create robust systems to effectively manage any potential breakouts? - 4:26
4. What critical areas do you believe should be added to improve global readiness for future pandemics? - 9:38
5. Looking ahead, what kind of preparations would be required for an effective response to possible infectious threats, and how can countries like Singapore proactively prepare for such? - 11:25

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Listen To His Previous Podcasts:

4 June 2021
China's tech crackdown, expectations for the US job numbers, China and Biden, Russia to remove dollar asset from wealth fund and Meme stocks like AMC Entertainment's surge
Is China’s crackdown on tech giants coming to a close? Do China tech shares offer good value now?
What are the expectations from the US job report coming out today?
Michelle Martin and Kyle Rodda, Analyst at IG go beyond the headlines and market buzz in this edition of Market View.

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28 July 2020
The race to find a vaccine for COVID-19
Right here in Singapore, human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine could begin as early as this week. Professor Dale Fisher, Professor in Infectious Diseases, National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Chair, Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, World Health Organisation shares on how close the world is to a breakthrough for a COVID-19 vaccine and what are the challenges faced by many in finding the vaccine.

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