Jul 03, 2021 Volume 398 Number 10294 p1-92, e1-e6
Learning from crisis: building resilient systems to combat future pandemics
Ilona Kickbusch, Gabriel M Leung, Robin J Shattock
COVID-19 has accelerated medical research in the quest to understand this new pandemic threat, to answer public health questions, and to develop a vaccine that could allow a return to “normal” life. A spotlight has illuminated how evidence becomes policy, and the interface of politics and science, which encompasses ecological, financial, and social risks, among others. In a lecture delivered for the Academy of Medical Sciences on Nov 2, 2020, we examined the threat of future pandemics in the light of COVID-19, reviewing how to prepare, how to build resilient health systems, and what we can learn from coronavirus to combat pandemics of the future.