Global Community Must Transform Preparation For, Responses To Disease Outbreaks, Experts Write In Nature Article
Nature: A new twenty-first century science for effective epidemic response
In this review article, Juliet Bedford of Anthrologica, Jeremy Farrar of Wellcome, and colleagues “argue that our concept of epidemics must evolve from crisis response during discrete outbreaks to an integrated cycle of preparation, response, and recovery. This is an opportunity to combine knowledge and skills from all over the world — especially at-risk and affected communities. Many disciplines need to be integrated, including not only epidemiology but also social sciences, research and development, diplomacy, logistics, and crisis management. This requires a new approach to training tomorrow’s leaders in epidemic prevention and response” (11/6).