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Submitted by Olga on

Dear Monica, thank you for the comment. It's puzzling that reduction of pandemic risk is not "attention grabbing." Perhaps a better analogy than with investments in health services that can tangibly improve lives today, is to consider defense against contagion as national defense, which enjoys strong political and popular backing over time, with stable funding. On the other hand, the huge economic, societal, and health benefits of pandemic prevention are there and in principle should be sufficient to justify the modest investments...