Lessons from the pandemic: Responding to emerging zoonotic viral diseases-a Keystone Symposia report.

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The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world largely unprepared, including scientific and policy communities. On April 10-13, 2022, researchers across academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations met at the Keystone symposium "Lessons from the Pandemic: Responding to Emerging Zoonotic Viral Diseases" to discuss the successes and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons can be applied moving forward. Speakers focused on experiences not only from the COVID-19 pandemic but also from outbreaks of other pathogens, including the Ebola virus, Lassa virus, and Nipah virus. A general consensus was that investments made during the COVID-19 pandemic in infrastructure, collaborations, laboratory and manufacturing capacity, diagnostics, clinical trial networks, and regulatory enhancements-notably, in low-to-middle income countries-must be maintained and strengthened to enable quick, concerted responses to future threats, especially to zoonotic pathogens.

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Cited Authors

  • Cable, J; Fauci, A; Dowling, WE; Günther, S; Bente, DA; Yadav, PD; Madoff, LC; Wang, L-F; Arora, RK; Van Kerkhove, M; Chu, MC; Jaenisch, T; Epstein, JH; Frost, SDW; Bausch, DG; Hensley, LE; Bergeron, É; Sitaras, I; Gunn, MD; Geisbert, TW; Muñoz-Fontela, C; Krammer, F; de Wit, E; Nordenfelt, P; Saphire, EO; Gilbert, SC; Corbett, KS; Branco, LM; Baize, S; van Doremalen, N; Krieger, MA; Clemens, SAC; Hesselink, R; Hartman, D

Published Date

  • December 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1518 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 209 - 225

PubMed ID

  • 36183296

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9538336

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1749-6632

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/nyas.14898


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States