Scientists, Donors Say Improved Systems For Disease Research, Vaccine Development, Outbreak Response Needed

Washington Post: MERS crisis: Do we need a NATO-type war strategy for potential epidemics?
“…[The MERS] crisis has prompted calls for a better early warning and response process to stop the spread of infectious diseases that threaten the planet. At the top of many researchers’ lists are a more structured way to prioritize, fund, and work on vaccines for such pathogens. … During the Ebola crisis, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates described the need for a way for governments to join together in manner similar to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)…” (Cha, 6/19).

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