1) Presentation: The epidemiological factor:
An analysis of the link between medicine and politics in the second half of the XX century.
2) Epidemiology. -More than a public-health discipline/concern. Science - Politics. 1. Complex relationships 2. Social-technical network
3) Background. 18th-19th Centuries. -The birth of:
1. Clinic - 2. Modern nation-states
-Population & State tensions.
-New patient fields (Foucault, 1974).
-Aim: population control and (bio)surveillance.
-How? Statistics, public hygiene.
-Great legal, political, economic, social and legal change in medicine.
-Statistics on (potential)risk assessment, insurances...
-An even more connected-world.
5) About biosecurity...
-From a concrete surveillance to a permanent and continuous surveillance.
-The potential (bio)risk is omnipresent. It could be anywhere, in any moment (in a global scale).
-Thus, statistics become obsolete as a surveillance and control tool.
6) So, what's new?
-Preparedess and the creation of (imagined and future) scenarios.
-Origin: Cold-War. Langmuir: "the aim of surveillance is not individuals, but the disease itself".
-An each more normalized state of emergency.
-The scale is re-framed: Global Health to understand the molecular one.
-Syndromic Surveillance (Fearnley, 2005; 2008).
-Scenarios as states of emergency (Maureira, Tirado, Baleriola, Torrejón, 2015; 2016).
-Syndromic observation (Baleriola, Tirado, Maureira, Torrejón, 2016).
8) Scenarios as state of emergency in the ebola outbreak
Remember: POBICS will expose this Prezi (and his communication) on June 30th at 9:30 in the CEHIC place at the UAB!
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