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Panic, neglect, panic, neglect: How to break the cycle

COVID-19 exposed some gaps in the world’s pandemic preparations. To close those will require substantial investment in the next couple of years, and then a smaller steady-state investment in following years. In our estimate, investment on this scale could substantially reduce the likelihood of future pandemics.

Funding for epidemic preparedness requires an up-front investment to close current gaps.
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To read the article, see “Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems,” May 21, 2021.