- How to best prepare for pandemics, Lessons from SARS-CoV2 in Africa and the Globe.
Better preparedness for SARS CoV2 pandemic mitigates its impact. Many countries have implemented national SARS-CoV2 pandemic preparedness plans. However, the level of preparedness varies among countries. Developing countries encounter unique and difficult issues and challenges in preparing for a pandemic. Pharmaceutical interventions such as vaccines and antiviral agents are less likely to be available in developing countries. The public health and clinical infrastructure of developing countries are often inadequate to deal with a widespread health crisis. Such an event will inevitably have a global effect. Therefore, improving pandemic preparedness in every country, particularly developing ones, is urgently needed.
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