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Disease X - how the world can stop the next pandemic

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Can we prevent a repeat of COVID-19? In a new book, Disease X, author Kate Kelland looks at what we learned from the pandemic and how scientists, governments and societies can be better prepared for the next one.


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COVID-19 highlighted fundamental problems with our capital-intensive, hospital-centric model of healthcare. According to the World Health Organization, half the world still lacks essential health services - and 90% of countries have reported disruptions to healthcare services during the pandemic. One of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all by 2030; in order to achieve this, health systems will have to change how they connect with patients and communities. To ensure every person on Earth has equal access to the highest standards of preventive health and clinical care, a coordinated and data-enabled approach...

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