From the document: "The United States faces heightened danger in an increasingly interconnected world. As the global population presses towards 9.7 billion by 2050 and expands into wild frontiers, as agriculture becomes more intensive, as cities of greater density and scale proliferate, and as the earth grows hotter, the threat of new emerging infectious diseases rises steeply. [...] The business case to invest early in preparedness is crystal clear--and powerful. The United States must either pay now and gain protection and security or wait for the next epidemic and pay a much greater price in human and economic costs. [...] The steps we have laid out are the foundation of the Commission's proposed U.S. doctrine of continuous prevention, protection, and resilience."
2019 Center for Strategic and International Studies
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