What Does It Take to Be Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

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May 5, 2020 Topic: Public Health Region: World Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19EbolaPandemicPlanning

What Does It Take to Be Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

Running practice exercises is a key part of government preparations for disasters such as pandemics.

One thing is certain: while the plans have been taken down, shaken out and enacted, this is not the end of the process. The wealth of data on the latest pandemic – on its epidemiology, virology, the way people behave in response and the economic impact it may have – is already being analysed. This will help current plans to evolve and adapt and will also prepare for the next pandemic wherever, whatever and whenever that might be.

The Conversation

Jennifer Cole, Research Fellow in the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway

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