New England Journal of Medicine
April 1, 2021 Vol. 384 No. 13
A Half-Century of Progress in Health: The National Academy of Medicine at 50: Emerging Infectious Diseases — Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future
Christopher Elias, M.D., M.P.H., John N. Nkengasong, Ph.D., and Firdausi Qadri, Ph.D.
Remarkable progress has been made in preventing deaths from infectious diseases. Now, attention could shift to focusing more resources on pandemic preparedness, including detecting and containing emerging zoonotic threats while they are localized and manageable.