Even as the world fights Covid-19, another kind of virus is making that harder--willful disinformation, often planted by governments like Russia. Fake news about Covid is rampant.
Given the costs of epidemics, stable, strategic investments in organizations and activities dedicated to outbreak preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response are critical.
Bickering about intellectual property rights is interfering with a concerted global response to a dangerous new infectious disease. Middle East respiratory syndrome is a coronavirus that first emerged in that region last April and has...