- On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the WBB Research Institute and the Foreign Policy Association will sponsor an important forum at the United Nations titled “A Tale of Two Pandemics: 1889 & 2019, Insights for Pandemic Preparedness.”October 19, 2023
On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the WBB Research Institute and the Foreign Policy Association will sponsor an important forum at the United Nations titled “A Tale of Two Pandemics: 1889 & 2019, Insights for Pandemic Preparedness.” The forum will examine how responses to prior influenza pathogens predicated global responses to Covid.
- WBB Research Institute and the Foreign Policy Association will sponsor an important forum at the United Nations: “A Tale of Two Pandemics: Lessons from the 1889 & 2019 Pandemics”October 13, 2023
For Immediate Release October 13, 2023 Cranford, NJ– On Thursday, October 19th, WBB Research Institute and the Foreign Policy Association will sponsor an important forum at the United Nations, examining how responses to prior influenza pathogens predicated global responses to COVID. The event will feature experts, representing multiple disciplines and perspectives from around the world to consider what problems may lie ahead given our actions. The forum: “A Tale of Two Pandemics: Lessons from the 1889 & 2019 Pandemics” will be moderated by Dr. Richard Marfuggi, a Medical Ethicist, Medical Historian, and Medical Director of the WBB Research Institute. Distinguished participants include Corinne LeGoff, research scientist who will discuss the development of the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine and development of a DNA-based vaccine platform; Dr. Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Columbia University Graduate School of Business who will discuss the Realities of Commercial Real Estate – global economic and social repercussions; Dr. Alain Gagnon, Professor at the University of Montreal, discussing 1889 effects on 1918 and implications for 2019 and beyond; Dr. Gregory Wawro, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University School of Professional Studies to discuss political implications of the 1889 and 2019 pandemics and Dr. Steve Brozak, Founder & CEO of the WBB Research Institute to discuss economic consequences of the two pandemics. Due to security measures at the UN, attendees must pre-register for the event at –> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tale-of-two-pandemics-lessons-from-the-1889-2019-pandemics-tickets-735921981457 About WBB Research Institute. The WBB Research Institute is a newly formed, independent, non-ideological, public policy research center fostering and applying specialized knowledge to a diverse range of health issues. The institute’s mission is to inform leaders in commerce, industry, government, and public policy about key issues emerging at the intersection of healthcare and industry. The Institute presents and publishes seminars, discussions, articles, and studies to better enable leaders from government, media, and other involved interests to both inform the public and improve the quality of our lives. www.WBBRI.com About The Foreign Policy Association (FPA). The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization, founded in 1918. The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been throughout its 105-year history is to catalyze developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan publications and programs, FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process. www.fpa.org About The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) The United Nations Institute for Training and Research is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations system. UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable. www.unitar.org
- WBB SECURITIES PRESIDENT STEVE BROZAK WILL MODERATE A PANEL AT THE BIOFUTURE CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2023October 5, 2023
On Friday, October 6, Steve Brozak, Managing Partner and President of WBB Securities will moderate a panel discussion titled: “Infectious Disease: From Neglect to Respect Made Possible by New Technologies” at the BioFuture forum in New York City.
Opinions & Features
- January 4, 2024
In his latest Forbes Online commentary, Lilly’s GLP-1 Direct-To-Consumer Move, Changes The “Game Changer” Game, Steve Brozak describes how a class of drugs, intended to treat Type 2 diabetes patients, has become a fad drug for people who want to lose weight to look good. This has transformed the market for a drug intended for a specific purpose into a multi-billion dollar market and introduces the potential for serious, life-long disabilities afflicting millions of Americans.
- December 4, 2023
Charlie Munger, investing Titan and Warren Buffet’s business partner, passed away on November 28th, a month shy of his 100th birthday. Regardless of one’s opinion of Munger the man, there can be no doubt that his life influenced investing and business, quite literally, affecting the entire world. But what if his greatest impact was on the health of the globe?
- November 15, 2023
A government shutdown appears to have been averted with the Continuing Resolution passed in the House yesterday. But attention to the existential threat to the U.S. Healthcare System that Congress will inevitably face has been largely ignored during this time of international and domestic turmoil. In a Forbes online commentary this morning, Steve Brozak identifies five urgent healthcare system needs that, if ignored, will lead to a moment of truth that will rival even the pressure of a government shutdown.