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Socrates Goes Digital : Private Equity and Public Health: A Market-Driven Collaboration to Reduce Pandemic Risks, Food Waste, and Climate Change

July 8, 2020  • Socrates Program

In a conversation with EcoHealth Alliance’s Dr. William B. Karesh and Orbit Holding, LLC’s Mr. Joseph Curry, we explored how bringing together health security and cold storage infrastructure will have synergistic and transformative effects on the food value chain in Asia, and in the process, harness green energy innovations that drastically reduce food waste and resource usage. Please see the webinar video recording and contact information below.

Further Reading and Information:


Foreign Affairs:
Fight Pandemics Like Wildfires
By Catherine Machalaba and William B. Karesh / March 6, 2020

Wall Street Journal:
Global Viral Outbreaks Like Coronavirus, Once Rare, Will Become More Common
By Jon Hilsenrath / March 6, 2020

The Economist:
Whence New Plaques
Science & technology / June 24th 2017 edition


60 Minutes:
S52 E32: Pandemic Politics, Amazon, Ghost Guns | May 10, 2020
Administration Cuts Funding of Researcher Jeopardizing
Possible Covid-19 Cure

60 Minutes:
From the archives: Hunting viruses | June 2004

CNN Special:
“BATS – The mystery behind Covid 19” hosted by Anderson Cooper | June 14, 2020

Contact Information:

Joseph Curry, CEO of Orbit Holdings LLC:

William Karesh, Executive Vice President of EcoHealth Alliance: