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Opinion

Moon shot effort needed to beat the next pandemic

100-day goal for deployment of new vaccines against next emerging infectious disease

| Southeast Asia
A healthcare volunteer administers a vaccine to a woman in Mumbai on Sept. 27: COVID-19 has revealed critical vulnerabilities in our global health security.   © Sipa/AP

Frederik Kristensen is deputy CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

As world leaders gather this week at the ASEAN and the Group of 20 summits, they must not only demonstrate their determination to protect the world against the continuing ravages of COVID-19, they must also prepare for the next pandemic.

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