Preventing the next pandemic will cost $22.2 billion a year, scientists say

Preventing the next pandemic will cost $22.2 billion a year, scientists say

As the world grapples with the toll of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists are warning the funding needed to prevent the next zoonotic disease outbreak is severely lacking – leaving everyone vulnerable. The price tag for protecting and monitoring pristine forests and wildlife trade where diseases emerge is an estimated $22.2 billion to $30.7 billion, according to the report in the journal Science.

By Miki