Disease Response Must Be Proactive, Focus On Improving Local Health Systems, Vaccine Research, Distribution

World Policy Blog: Are We Fighting New Diseases All Wrong?
Freelance journalist TL Andrews discusses the interconnectedness of public health systems in developed and developing countries, writing, “According to leading epidemiologists, becoming more proactive in fighting new diseases will require changes in two key areas: the way we approach public health in developing countries and the way we create and distribute vaccines. … The lesson to be learned from new diseases is that the world is far more connected than we thought…” (3/1).