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dc.contributor.authorBerry, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-11T21:54:39Z
dc.date.available2020-06-11T21:54:39Z
dc.date.issued5/21/2018
dc.identifier.citationBerry, K., Allen, T., Horan, R.D. et al. EcoHealth (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-018-1338-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-018-1338-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/11110
dc.description.abstractThe rapid urban spread of Ebola virus in West Africa in 2014 and consequent breakdown of control measures led to a significant economic impact as well as the burden on public health and wellbeing. The US government appropriated $5.4 Billion for FY2015 and WHO proposed a $100 Million emergency fund largely to curtail the threat of future outbreaks. Using epidemiological analyses and economic modeling, we propose that the best use of these and similar funds would be to serve as global insurance against the continued threat of emerging infectious diseases. An effective strategy would involve the initial investment in strengthening mobile and adaptable capacity to deal with the threat and reality of disease emergence, coupled with repeated investment to maintain what is effectively a �national guard� for pandemic prevention and response. This investment would create a capital stock that could also provide access to safe treatment during and between crises in developing countries, lowering risk to developed countries.en_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.sourceEcoHealthen_US
dc.subjecteconomics
dc.subjecthealth economics
dc.subjectpandemics
dc.titleThe Economic Case for a Pandemic Funden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.peerreviewYes
refterms.dateFOA2020-06-11T21:54:39Z


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