In this time of crisis, thousands of papers and guidelines have already been published about COVID-19. Most of these consider the important questions of how to respond to the ongoing public health crisis, or how to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. This report takes a step back and considers the root causes of the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus and other ‘zoonoses’—diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans. The report also offers a set of practical recommendations that can help policymakers prevent and respond to future disease outbreaks.
- Press release: Unite human, animal and environmental health to prevent the next pandemic – UN Report
- Statement: Preventing the next pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission
- Story: As daily COVID-19 cases reach a new high, new report examines how to prevent future pandemics
- Video: The next wave - How to beat future pandemics
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