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World Bank Pandemic Simulation During Annual Meeting Highlights Growing Awareness Of Outbreak Threats

Washington Post: World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’
“…[An infectious disease outbreak] scenario was part of a pandemic simulation held during the World Bank’s annual meeting in Washington this month. It’s not the kind of event that people would typically associate with the World Bank. But it’s the fourth such exercise the bank has helped organize in the past year, reflecting what experts say is the growing awareness outside the traditional global health sector of the increasing threat and economic disruption posed by a global pandemic…” (Sun, 10/24).

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