As H5N1 and MPOX Raise Alarm, Leaders Are Gambling Through Neglect of Pandemic Preparedness

As H5N1 avian influenza surges in mammal populations and causes new human infections, and mpox is leading to deaths of children, the former Co-Chairs of The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response warn that leaders have not done nearly enough to prepare for pandemic threats, leaving some eight billion people vulnerable.