Pandemic

Zika, Ebola, MERS & More - Pandemic Threats Must Be Monitored
Monitoring pandemic risk is a key consideration in global risk management. While Zika headlines remind us that…
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Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial therapy has significantly contributed to improving health care by the treatment of infectious diseases. Complex medical…
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MERS-CoV, Pandemic Risk and ERM
Pandemic risk is the largest tail risk for many insurers and reinsurers. My colleague, Doris Azarcon, and…
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Stakeholders Want Carriers Prepared for Next Pandemic
For life insurers, pandemic risk has been part of the risk management conversation for nearly two decades.…
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2012 SCOR Pandemic Risk Conference Highlights
This paper highlights key messages from the conference and reviews research and modeling advances underway today that…
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SCOR Holds Pandemic Conference in Paris
In July, SCOR SE held the two-day Pandemic Risk Conference, with presentations from a number of notable…
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Pandemics: emergence, spread and the formulation of control or mitigation policy
Dr Deirdre Hollingsworth Medical Research Council, Centre for Outbreak Analysis & Modelling, Imperial College London
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Mathematical Modeling
Prof. Dr Martin Eichner Epimos GmbH & Co. KG, Tübingen & and University of Tübingen, Germany
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The end of AIDS? Insights from economic epidemiology
Pierre-Yves Geoffard Paris School of Economics & CEPR
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Pandemic Influenza & Response Strategies: Assessing the Risks Through Modeling
Vittoria Colizza UMR-S 707, INSERM, and U Pierre et Marie Curie
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Mortality Cat Bonds: What the Financial Markets Think of Pandemic Risk
Dale Hagstrom Consulting Actuary, Milliman
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Uncertainty Analysis of Pandemic Influenza
Jeanne M. Fair NISAC, CIPDSS
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Pandemic influenza: A 21st century model for mortality shocks
A. Vespignani Northeastern University
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Assessing Pandemic Risk: Is History the Future?
Bruce Gellin Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Director, National Vaccine Program Office, US Department of Health and…
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Pandemic Risk in Canadian Vulnerable Populations
Seyed M. Moghadas   Centre for Disease Modelling, York University Toronto, Canada
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Pandemic Risk Conference – Conclusion
The SCOR international conference on pandemic brought together experts of the field from all over the world…
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Pandemic influenza represents a serious threat not only to the population of the United States, but also…
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Changes in the way the global community responds to outbreaks and epidemics are gaining momentum. The challenge…
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The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, if it resulted in multiple clusters of cases in United…
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The announcement that scientists have succeeded in creating a transmissible form of the avian flu virus in…
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We study the impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic on economic performance in Sweden. The pandemic was…
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Poverty and altered planning horizons brought on by the HIV/AIDS epidemic can change individual discount rates, altering…
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Within months of its declaration as the first pandemic of the twenty-first century, the Forum convened a…
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The 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic illustrated how fast a new infectious disease can spread through modern society.…
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This article discusses about a new study that measures how business could survive economic disruption in the…
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Lessons for the Global Management of Health and Environmental Risks and Crises
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Many predictions of the economic and social costs of a modern-day pandemic are based on the effects…
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The core of the paper is quantifying the potential impact of selected pandemic scenarios on the life…
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This report estimates possible macroeconomic effects of a pandemic taking place in the EU in 2006, using…
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An informal group of insurance actuaries was invited to reflect, from the viewpoint of their profession, on…
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This paper explores the implications of a pandemic influenza outbreak on the global economy through a range…
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A flu pandemic would put at risk the health of millions and have serious economic consequences. The…
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This study examines the claim that the AIDS epidemic will slow the pace of economic growth. We…
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The aim of this thesis was to understand the role of epistemic communities in the global response…
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Proceedings of the Conference ‘Serious Infectious Disease: Challenges for Security and Defence’, organised by the Science and…
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Comparative community burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza: results of the Flu Watch cohort study…
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The ability and willingness of health care workers to report for work during a pandemic are essential…
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This paper looks at pandemic risk, what it means for development, and how management of this risk…
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OBJECTIVE To review the effects of school closures on pandemic and seasonal influenza outbreaks. DESIGN Systematic review.…
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The spread of infectious diseases at the global scale is mediated by long-range human travel. Our ability…
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Science and society have been struggling to find a way to protect humankind from recurring epidemics and…
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The way diseases spread through schools, epidemics through countries and viruses through the Internet is crucially determining…
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Collaborative capacity serves for organizations as the capacity to collaborate with other network players. Organizational capacity matters…
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Outreach is well established as a general population health approach in maternal & child health, nutrition and…
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This paper examines positive externalities and complementarities in the use of antiviral pharmaceuticals to mitigate pandemic influenza.…
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Report of a WHO Meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, 13–15 December 2010
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When SARS struck Taiwan in the spring of 2003, many people feared that the disease would spread…
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Classifying pandemics as a Future Global Shock is consistent with considering certain aspects of public health and…
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La lutte contre les épidémies figure en bonne place (article 2) dans les objectifs généraux de la…
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  During a pandemic, such as current H1N1 ‘swine flu’, decisions are made with a sense of…
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Analyses of pandemic preparedness policies revealed weaknesses in control systems of European nations. This reinforces the need…
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The need for new antimicrobial agents is greater than ever because of the emergence of multidrug resistance…
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Swine influenza presents a substantial disease burden for pig populations worldwide and poses a potential pandemic threat…
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Zika virus was discovered in Uganda in 1947 and is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, which also act…
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The 14th-18th century pandemic of Yersinia pestis caused devastating disease outbreaks in Europe for almost 400 years.…
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We study several bayesian inference problems for irreversible stochastic epidemic models on networks from a statistical physics…
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The problem of targeted network immunization can be defined as the one of finding a subset of…
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Background: Determining the pandemic potential of an emerging infectious disease and how it depends on the various…
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Background: The volume of influenza pandemic modelling studies has increased dramatically in the last decade. Many models…
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A method for detecting a trend change in a multiregional epidemic is developed for a standard epidemiological…
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This report reviews the history of pandemics and considers how the information can be used for future…
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I discuss the so-called SuperSpreader (SS) epidemic, for which SARS is the canonical example (and, perhaps, MERS…
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Several studies provide evidence of a link between vector-borne disease outbreaks and El Niño driven climate anomalies.…
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Mettant en péril les populations humaine et animale, le risque sanitaire trouve ses origines dans des facteurs…
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Epidemics are often modeled using non-linear dynamical systems observed through partial and noisy data. In this paper,…
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 On propose ici un modèle simple pour le risque de pandémie destiné à s’intégrer dans un modèle…
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Pandemics can cause immense disruption and damage to communities and societies. Thus far, modeling of pandemics has…
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We investigate a model for spatial epidemics explicitly taking into account bidirectional movements between base and destination…
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Current modeling of infectious diseases allows for the study of realistic scenarios that include population heterogeneity, social…
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The future solvency reference "Solvency 2" has integrated the disaster risk of pandemic influenza in the evaluation…
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The risk of a global avian flu or influenza A (H1N1) pandemic and the emergence of the…
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Understanding the origin of infectious diseases provides scientifically based rationales for implementing public health measures that may…
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Since the influenza A (H1N1) virus has made headlines of newspapers in 2009, awareness of the importance…
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This paper attempts to lay out a basic description of mathematical modelling and discusses its relevance to…
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We propose a method to generate a warning system for the early detection of time clusters applied…
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The impact of a pandemic on a company’s capital and surplus position and its success following a…
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Epidemiological analysis and mathematical models are now essential tools in understanding the dynamics of infectious diseases and…
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In this paper we employ the theory of real option pricing to address problems in the area…
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The recent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic has highlighted a new dimension to the risks confronting…
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Analyses of contact-tracing data on the spread of infectious disease, combined with mathematical models, show that control…
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This 3-pages note from the Insurance Information Institute (USA) makes an assesment of the situation as of…
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Asian and Pacific countries are facing unprecedented challenges related to health care. While wealthier countries tend to…
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We examine how households protected their livelihood against an unexpected negative shock caused by the highly pathogenic…
Life carriers struggle with the notion of hedging pandemic risk. The probability of an event occurring in…
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In a presentation by the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) at the United States Congress in…
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How would a pandemic affect life insurance companies? Answering that is even more challenging than predicting the…
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The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of…
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