Pandemic amnesia threatens our health, our security and our lives

Jennifer Prah Ruger writes that nothing in the history of humankind has killed more people than infectious disease. Still, initial momentum, investments and problem-solving — and our memory of CDC successes — quickly lapse as outbreaks fade and recede from view. Pandemic preparedness is significantly underfunded and underappreciated, given its health, social and economic benefits.

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