From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has taken a heavy human toll all over the world; at this writing, roughly 400,000 people have died, and more than 7 million have been infected. [...] Society is depending on science to deliver us from this health, social, and economic crisis. An obvious role for science is to develop novel vaccines and effective therapies, and in that pursuit biomedical research has retooled diverse laboratories toward this singular problem. But there is a broader array of answers we need from science to see our way forward--for example, how to mitigate the spread of the virus, prevent a recurrence, and design a more resilient future for humanity. To effectively provide these answers, we must recognize that science in crisis is special. Here I offer a framework for providing answers based on experience developed with my colleague Gary Machlis during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010."
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Arizona State University
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