Experts Signal Warning Over Preparations for Future Outbreaks (WFTV9 ABC)

Experts Signal Warning Over Preparations for Future Outbreaks

With much of the country still in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, there are questions about how prepared people really are for outbreaks like this.

A University of Florida research professor believes as a country, America needs to change the way it prepares and responds to outbreaks. He’s afraid the U.S. may not be prepared for the next outbreak either.

Dr. John Lednicky, a virologist of the University of Florida Department of Global Health, affiliated with the Emerging Pathogens Institute, believes there must be a better way to prepare for viruses that can impact lives this way. Lednicky already had a coronavirus test developed for bats that translated to humans after the recent outbreak. “We started finding people who are positive for COVID-19 through those tests,” Lednicky said.

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