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.Learn more about Experts Signal Warning Over Preparations for Future Outbreaks.