COVID-19's Lessons for Future Pandemics

Scientists discuss what may come next as SARS-CoV-2 evolves and why COVID-19 won’t be our last pandemic

Advance preparation and a large-scale, coordinated response are key for managing future pandemics, scientists urge. Video: Rebelz/Vetta
How you keep in peacetime the things you need in wartime is a tough question to answer, but it seems to me that’s what we need.

John Connor

Associate professor of microbiology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

We are seeing pandemics emerge frequently, not once in a lifetime, but in fact every few years, and we need to start preparing.

Jacob Lemieux

Harvard Medical School assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital