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Urgent need for integrated pandemic policies on pathogen spillover

Pallavi A Kache, Sonila Cook, Nigel Sizer, Lee Hannah, Neil M Vora

The Lancet Planetary Health, 5, e668-e669

October 01, 2021

In response to COVID-19, international organisations (eg, WHO and G20) have convened multiple expert panels tasked with objectives such as assessing what happened during COVID-19, why it happened, and how it can be prevented from happening again.1, 2 Unfortunately, these panels have failed to develop comprehensive strategies that address the source of most emerging infectious diseases: spillover of pathogens from animals to people.

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Kache, P. A., Cook, S., Sizer, N., Hannah, L., & Vora, N. M. (2021). Urgent need for integrated pandemic policies on pathogen spillover. The Lancet Planetary Health, 5(10), e668–e669. doi:10.1016/s2542-5196(21)00260-6