As we enter the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is evident that the world, and the US in particular, was not remotely prepared for a global health crisis. As we continue to navigate the current pandemic, the challenges we have faced make it abundantly clear that we must begin to look ahead. More than every other single existential threat, either natural or anthropogenic, a contagious and deadly infectious disease pandemic has the potential to truly derail humanity’s present—and its future. Next week, Vox’s future perfect will publish a series of articles explaining how we can strengthen our pandemic defenses to face the next crisis with speed and resilience. Vox’s Future Perfect covers the ideas and research that can make the future a better and more perfect place for everyone around the world.
Pack contributors include Dylan Matthews, about developing vaccines for the next pandemic now and how to test and trace a virus we haven’t discovered yet; Kelsey Piperwhy experts fear an artificial pandemic and how we can stop it; Signal Samuelhow to future-proof your life against pandemics and other threats; Dylan Scotton America’s need for more doctors and nurses to survive the next pandemic; Umair Irfanhow to find the next pandemic virus; Muiz Akhtar, about how the sewage system can be a key line of defense; and Miranda Dixon Luinenburghow 3D printing can help fight the next pandemic.
Many of the solutions presented will take years to implement, and the goal of the pack is to allow readers to understand what we can do now to make them a reality.
https://www.vox.com/2022/4/4/23007034/voxs-future-perfect-thinks-ahead-on-how-to-pandemic-proof-the-world Vox’s Future Perfect thinks ahead on how to make the world pandemic-proof