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Opinion: Military model would improve response to pandemics

Like previous responses to zoonotic disease outbreaks, the global response to the emergence of a new coronavirus strain is likely to cost billions in lost economic activity, and we are doomed to repeat the pattern unless we deploy the same ingenuity, resources and organization we use to build and manage our military assets, writes Julie Sunderland, co-founder of Biomatics Capital Partners and a former director of the Gates Foundation's Strategic Investment Fund. Investments in research, preparedness and global collaboration have built a strong US military, and the same model should be applied to pandemic prevention, Sunderland writes.

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