At this point, the science suggests COVID-19 is likely to be with the human race forever. But what about the next pandemic? Biologists, epidemiologists, and public health officials believe this coronavirus was not the nearly as bad as it could have been -- in terms of fatalities, especially -- and the Big One (possibly an influenza combination? or something lurking in a bat?) is still out there and is likely to arrive on our doorstep within the next couple of decades. This article from The Wall Street Journal by a former director of the Centers for Disease Control considers what the the U.S. and the world need to be doing to prepare for the next pandemic: www.wsj.com/articles/will-we-be-ready-for-the-next-pandemic-11613145677
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