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Annual Cost Of Global Pandemic Preparation Small Compared With Yearly Losses From Outbreaks, Report Says

The Lancet: Cost of protection against pandemics is small
“…The most recent [post-Ebola] report, launched on Jan. 13 in New York, NY, USA, was crafted by a 17-member Commission on Creating a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future (GHRF). … The GHRF report is the only report that puts a price tag on its recommendations. The world, it estimates, will have to fork out an additional $4.5 billion each year to protect against infectious diseases. This sum, the report points out, is only a fraction of the $60 billion that is being lost every year on average from pandemics and epidemics…” (Maurice, 1/23).

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