Collaborative Action Vital To Preparing For Future Pandemics
Financial Times: Are we prepared for the next pandemic?
Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times
“…Our globalized world and love of travel makes it easy for pathogens to spread. But another significant problem is a dire lack of coordinated action. In theory, the U.S. has plenty of cutting-edge science and money to fight disease. However, the Trump administration has shown little interest in tackling this issue … Yes, the miracle of technology is what separates us from the 14th century, … but technology only works if we use our brains and collaborative spirit. And in that respect, we are not always so different from medieval Europe” (5/16).