Crises make for strange bedfellows. It took the COVID-19 pandemic to forge a bond between journalists and epidemiologists. These two occupations have little in common. Journalist detest jargon and are admonished by editors for wordy prose. Epidemiologists publish in medical and scientific journals using the jargon and terminology of their profession. They may present scientific
Allan Bonner explores a concept proposed by Ulrich Beck: that politicians try to underwrite our safety. These days, they do this by political theatre and photo ops — like eating beef after the Mad Cow scare, or eating in Chinatown after SARS, H1N1 and now COVID-19. Should this be the priority?
With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating our headlines and collective consciousness, it’s easy to forget some basic food safety that could potentially impact our health much more than the coronavirus. Allan Bonner takes Just a Minute to remind us of this important tip.
Allan Bonner talks about health, hygiene and cleanliness during the current COVID-19 scare: sometimes we just can’t avoid using public restrooms. So how do we protect ourselves? Allan gives us some tips — including some that we may not have heard or thought of.
How do we become overdue for a random event like a pandemic like novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Once a pathogen emerges, how do modern societies give it new ways to flourish and spread? In this look back, Allan Bonner sits down with Dr. Ian Crandall and Maire Percy, Professor Emeritus, to discuss what the risks are,
Emergency planner and crisis response specialist Allan Bonner compares conventional crime and policing to their cyber equivalents, and discusses the implications for managing risk and staying secure in the digital age. From Cyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line.