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Ongoing cholera pandemic shows need to go back to basics for healthier today and safer tomorrow

Ongoing cholera pandemic shows need to go back to basics for healthier today and safer tomorrow

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Amanda McClelland & Dr. Tom Frieden A pandemic emerges. It spreads around the world, claims lives and devastates economies for decades. Climate change makes it even deadlier. It infects hundreds of millions of people and kills millions, especially in areas with limited resources. Is this a future scenario? A tabletop exercise? No. It’s cholera today, a pandemic that has been circulating around the world for more than 60 years. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the urgent need to strengthen our protection against microbial threats. We can end the cholera pandemic as well as others currently circulating and, in doing so, make the world healthier and safer. Measures to prepare for the next pandemic are essential, but controlling the many deadly diseases spreading today is the bes...