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After #COVID19: Are We Prepared For The Next Pandemic?

Insight examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has advanced areas like vaccine science, as well as gave the world different strategies on how to reduce transmission of the virus, through social distancing and mask mandates. Yet, the pandemic also exposed structural deficiencies, like vaccine inequality and mismanagement by governments. As wildlife consumption returns in parts of Asia, the threat of outbreaks of zoonotic diseases similar to COVID-19 remain. Climate change and deforestation have increased contact between animals and humans, adding to the risk. The COVID-19 pandemic is near its end, but is the world prepared for future outbreaks? Have we learned valuable lessons from COVID to deal with diseases like Monkeypox, or will we repeat our mistakes?

  • Duration: 45:53



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