Preventable: How a Pandemic Changed the World & How to Stop the Next One - Devi Sridhar


Reading notes on the book. Also serves as a collection of notes from Professor Devi Sridhar’s articles.


Chi Zhang


March 17, 2023

Advice on some measures to prepare for the next pandemic

(From Five ways to prepare for the next pandemic by Prof. Devi Sridhar)

  • Monitor zoonoses. Identify patogens with pandemic potential, regulate better wet markets
  • Sequence globally. Investment in genetic-sequencing capability
  • Strengthen manufacturing. Vaccine inequality, fragility of vaccine production. Private and public sector work together - vaccine research, production and distribution.
  • Vaccine preparedness. For known diseases (e.g. influenza), invest in vaccines that protect against a wide range of variants. New technology and research for unknown threats
  • Stop the spread (long enough for the vaccines) to save lives.