Coalition For Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Aims To Develop Disease Prevention, Vaccine Technologies To Quickly Respond To Outbreaks
CNBC: Prepping vaccines is only one way to prepare for the next epidemic
“…[T]hough responses [to disease outbreaks] have accelerated, public health defenses don’t galvanize until after the threat has emerged. To get ahead of the next epidemic, a new group has been formed, called CEPI, which stands for Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Its founding partners are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government of India, the Wellcome Trust, and the World Economic Forum. And its collaborators include vaccine manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline and Merck. … The coalition has two main goals: get work started on known potential threats, and develop new vaccine technologies that can be deployed faster if a previously unidentified threat emerges…” (Tirrell, 12/22).