How to Avoid Another Pandemic

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The intended exhibit will be shown in video format. The student will provide a voiceover while images and clips are shown on the screen. There will be no video clips of the student and the professor, but the intended closed image may contain photos of both. This text details the speech section and the corresponding visuals by denoting them with numbers from 1 to 9.

Speech:

(1) The introduction will address the lighter downsides of the COVID-19 pandemic (lockdown, quarantines, closed schools, but not deaths) and then elaborate on the possibility of another pandemic happening.

(2) Vaccines will then be introduced as a solution to such pandemics. With a brief history of vaccines, we proceed to discuss their role in the Covid-19 pandemic and cite how international organizations fear another pandemic is likely.

(3) It is explained how vaccines are not available equally for all countries. Without vaccinating everyone, there is always the possibility of an uncommon disease surfacing again anywhere in the world.

(4) Present engineering and mathematics as the solution, helping distribute vaccines everywhere with affordable prices.

(5) Discuss how a systemic approach can help us find solutions that work for everyone, including the manufacturers.

(6) Present an overview of the optimization process we created to help distribute and price vaccines across the globe. Mention that we have focused on childhood vaccines so far.

(7) "Here is what we found out so far:" summarize the conclusions from three papers being prepared for publication.

(8) Reiterate the importance of vaccination linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and enthuse about what will be done next.

(9) Thank the audience and goodbye.

Visuals:

(1) Images of the pandemic

(2) Vaccines will then be introduced as a solution to such pandemics. With a brief history of vaccines, we proceed to discuss their role in the Covid-19 pandemic and cite how international organizations fear another pandemic is likely.

(3) Simple statistics and graphs showing the differences in access, possibly paired with mildly sad images. Illustration of disease spreading.

(4) Person working on a computer/department logo.

(5) Complicated system charts, simulation illustrations and people who look to be hard at work.

(6) Illustrations of the optimization system/pictures of the globe.

(7) Simple graphs and generic vaccination images.

(8) Images of things opening up again/generic happy people

(9) Static photo of the student presenter and advisor, with names, affiliations and contact emails.

Not Again!!

Topics

Exhibitor
Bruno Alves Maciel

Advisor(s)
Ruben Proano

Organization
Doctoral thesis


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