Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General published a report revealing the agency is ill-prepared for a potential pandemic. This could have potentially serious health and economic consequences. This is chilling news.
But, there is hope. This report comes on the heels of GSK and NIH's promising announcement that an Ebola vaccine is entering clinical trials. But as GSK's Donna Altenpohl discussed in an op-ed published in The Hill last week, the US and world governments need to learn from the current Ebola outbreak and act now to prepare for the inevitable next disease threat. Read more about her proposed systemized preparedness plan here.