Pandemic Preparedness and Response

How the lessons from Ebola helped the COVID-19 response

One key lesson from Ebola’s stalled product development following the West African outbreak was the vital importance of speed when dealing with a disease that can grow exponentially and disappear just as suddenly. Image: Unsplash/Shahin Khalaji

Dr. Paul Barnsley

Emerging Infectious Disease Lead, Policy Cures Research

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Funding for emerging infectious disease R&D, 2014-2020. Ebola Zika COVID-19 pandemic
Funding for emerging infectious disease R&D, 2014-2020. For most funders of R&D, COVID-19 suddenly hit much closer to home than either Ebola or Zika. Image: Policy Cures Research
Disease X and other R&D funding by product, 2016-2020. Ebola
Disease X and other R&D funding by product, 2016-2020. Image: Policy Cures Research
Dr. Paul Barnsley, Emerging Infectious Disease Lead, Policy Cures Research

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