Richard Preston on lessons learnt for the next pandemic
8 Dec 2020
Richard Preston on lessons learnt for the next pandemic

The approval of multiple vaccines will hopefully end the COVID-19 crisis in 2021 – but what can people and brands learn from this pandemic? Canvas8 spoke to Richard Preston, the author of The Hot Zone, to understand how it compares with previous outbreaks and its potential long-term impact.

Richard Preston

Richard Preston is the author of seven books, including The Hot Zone: The Chilling True Story of an Ebola Outbreak, The Cobra Event, and The Demon in the Freezer. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and has received several awards such as the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children and teaches non-fiction writing at the University of Iowa.

Anna McInnes

Anna Mcinnes is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. She has a degree in psychology and social influence, as well as an MSc in international management. She loves exploring the unexpected ways in which we behave and understanding why we do what we do. Outside of work, you can find her engrossed in the latest podcast, cycling through London or planning her next travels around the world.