Vox Discusses Disease Outbreak Preparedness, Funding With Public Health Thinkers
Vox: The U.S. doesn’t have an emergency fund for health crises like Zika. That’s a huge mistake.
“…If we know that globalization, climate change, and other factors are only heightening the risk of potentially devastating pandemics, why do we subject health officials to what has become an annual scramble [for funding]? Why do we imperil our own health and global health every time a potential outbreak is on the horizon? I put those questions to leading health thinkers and asked them how we might do better. Here’s what they told me…” (Belluz, 5/13).