By Matthew Bauer
How should scientists, policy makers, and governments balance efforts to address the current pandemic with initiatives to prevent the next one?
We have seen this play out before during the 2003 SARS crisis. A burst of research funding and resources were thrown at tackling the health emergency that spread to 29 different countries. Ultimately, enormous efforts across the globe were able to halt the crisis, but as scientific research continued post-outbreak, it became difficult to sustain funding.