Laurie Garrett Biography, Age, Net worth, Journalist and author, Global health, Books

Laurie Garrett Biography

Laurie Garrett is an American science journalist and author. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1996 for a series of works published in Newsday, chronicling the Ebola virus outbreak in Zaire.

Laurie Garrett Age

Laurie Garrett was born in 1951 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Laurie Garrett is 68 years old as of 2019.

Laurie Garrett Net worth

Laurie Garrett earns her income from her work as a science journalist and author, and she also earns from the Award industry. She also earns her income from her businesses and other organizations. She has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars.

Laurie Garrett Education

Laurie Garrett graduated from San Marino High School in 1969. She then graduated with honors from Merrill College at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she received a B.A. in biology in 1975. She attended graduate school in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at University of California, Berkeley and did research at Stanford University with Leonard Herzenberg.

During her Ph.D. studies, she started reporting on science news for radio station KPFA. The hobby soon became far more interesting than graduate school and she took a leave of absence to explore journalism. Garrett never completed her Ph.D. At KPFA Garrett worked in management, in news, and in radio documentary production. A documentary series she co-produced with Adi Gevins won the 1977 Peabody Award in Broadcasting, and other KPFA production efforts by Garrett won the Edwin Howard Armstrong award.

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Laurie Garrett Journalist and author.

Laurie Garrett worked in management, in news, and in radio documentary production. A documentary series she co-produced with Adi Gevins won the 1977 Peabody Award in Broadcasting, and other KPFA production efforts by Garrett won the Edwin Howard Armstrong award. won a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting in 1997 for “Crumbled Empire, Shattered Health” in Newsday, “a series of 25 articles on the public health crisis in the former Soviet Union”. She won another Polk award in 2000 for her book Betrayal of Trust, “a meticulously researched account of health catastrophes occurring in different places simultaneously and amounting to a disaster of global proportions”. In 2004 she joined the Council on Foreign Relations as the Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program. She has worked on a broad variety of issues including SARS, avian flu, tuberculosis, malaria, shipping container clinics, and the intersection of HIV/AIDS and national security.

Laurie Garrett Books

  • The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance 1994 1994
  • Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health 2000
  • Ebola: Story of an Outbreak 2014
  • Global Governance and Transnational Issues Laurie Garrett 2002
  • The Coming Plague Part 2 of 2 1994
  • The Coming Plague Part 1 of 2 Laurie Garrett 1994
  • Coming Plague 4-Copy Laurie Garrett 1995

Laurie Garrett Global health

Laurie Garrett, the Senior Fellow for Global Health and Council on Foreign Relations, spoke in a forum address Nov. 28. Garrett spoke about the rise and decline of globalized healthcare and the issues surrounding global health. She said life expectancy has more than doubled since the year 1800. She said the life expectancy in 1800 was approximately 32, and 70 by the year 2012. She said globalization of vaccines is a leading cause of increased life expectancy and enhanced global health. She said the eradication of smallpox by vaccination in the 20th century was pivotal in saving millions of lives.

“In the 20th century, smallpox killed more people than all the wars of the century combined,” Garrett said. She said child mortality has decreased due to vaccinations for many illnesses such as diphtheria, measles, and yellow fever. “Today almost all babies born thrive and go on to adulthood,”  Garrett said. She mentioned HIV/AIDs is prevalent in poor and developing countries. She said treatment for HIV and AIDs is coming slowly to these countries. She added she is hopeful because of a decrease in death worldwide due to the growth of globalized pharmaceutical technology.

However, despite the profound benefits of globalization, she said the world is moving or retreating from globalization. Garrett said financial and literal walls between countries are keeping the world from thriving together. She added that monetary assistance for global health may be in jeopardy because 46.7% of monetary assistance comes from the U.S., especially from The Gates Foundation and the government. She said if government figures stop funding for global health, everyone in the world may be at risk for health issues in the future.

She said every issue in world health is a supranational issue, meaning world health is everyone’s issue. She mentioned about medical outbreaks such as SARS, Zika, Ebola, Cholera, and yellow fever outbreaks as examples of supranational issues. According to her, Brazil donated vaccinations for yellow fever to Congo when Congo had no replenishment of supplies. Later, Garret said, Brazil was in a state of emergency when it had an outbreak of yellow fever. She said antibiotics are squandered because the U.S. supply of antibiotics is largely used for fattening livestock.

Diseases like meleda disease, or MDM, emerge from using antibiotics in this way. She added that human abuse of the planet is also causing health issues across the globe. “What we need now, and what I need your generation to come up with, is globalization 2.0,” Garrett said. She said the key to the success of the coming generations is solving global issues globally and not as nations or nation-states. “Anything is possible with the proper innovation and the proper globalization,” Garrett said.

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