RNA Viruses, Pandemics and Anticipatory Preparedness

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, Eng Eong Ooi, October M. Sessions

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RNA viruses are likely to cause future pandemics and therefore we must create and organize a deep knowledge of these viruses to prevent and manage this risk. Assuming prevention will fail, at least once, we must be prepared to manage a future pandemic using all resources available. We emphasize the importance of having safe vaccine candidates and safe broad-spectrum antivirals ready for rapid clinical translation. Additionally, we must have similar tools to be ready for outbreaks of RNA viruses among animals and plants. Finally, similar coordination should be accomplished for other pathogens with pandemic potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2176
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • RNA viruses
  • anticipatory preparedness
  • pandemics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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