While it makes for uncomfortable reading, the world will eventually face the risk of another pandemic that’s even worse than COVID-19. It’s only a matter of time.

The question is whether we’re prepared — and the decisions we take today and in the coming months will build a solid foundation on which we can monitor and respond to such risks.

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