Experts Look For COVID-19 Lessons To Avert Next Pandemic; News Outlets Examine U.S., U.K. Responses

Axios: How to prevent the next pandemic
“Early global and national lessons of COVID-19 are already being used to plot a path to preventing the next pandemic. … As hard as it might be to accept, we’re no less at risk for another infectious disease pandemic now than we were at the start of COVID-19. Unless we revamp how the international community monitors infectious disease and bolster our national defenses, the next one could be even worse…” (Walsh, 10/10).

Wall Street Journal: Lessons for the Next Pandemic — Act Very, Very Quickly
“…One of the biggest lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic is that speed matters. The window of opportunity to find and stop a rapidly spreading virus is vanishingly small and intolerant of mistakes. … In a series of articles about the pandemic and its origins, The Wall Street Journal showed how slow reactions by governments and officials in the crucial first weeks had grave consequences. … Public-health leaders and scientists are now mining the lessons of Covid-19 for strategies to avert the next one…” (McKay, 10/11).

Devex: Poor domestic response to pandemic undermining U.K.’s global health announcements, experts say (Worley, 10/12).

PRI: Explainer: How the next U.S. president could vanquish the coronavirus (Piven, 10/9).

TIME: The U.S. Spent Billions of Dollars on Biodefense. COVID-19 Was the Attack it Never Saw Coming (Hennigan, 10/9).

Vox: Why Covid-19 cases are surging in the U.K. (Silberner, 10/10).

Washington Post: America’s reputation has suffered under covid-19, but China has struggled to step into the void (Noack, 10/12).

Washington Post: Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic: Trust in government science (Achenbach/McGinley, 10/11).

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