Going viral in The Lancet

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Updated with pdf of essay.

It’s less than a fortnight until Song of Contagion hits the stage. The show we will meet for the first time on June 12th is perhaps less the product of a gestation than an upbringing, delivering an energetic but volatile teenager: unpredictable, yes, but (almost certainly) loveable too.

In this essay in The Lancet, I think back to the teenager’s conception, and muse on why we sometimes make such very bad decisions in global health. If the link doesn’t work for you, download the pdf version here.

For those who want a little of the music, too, there’s this podcast.