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US foreign policy could halt today’s major killers, prevent tomorrow’s outbreaks

United States action on global pandemics could save lives, address significant foreign policy interests and boost economic prosperity, according to a new analysis from leading researchers, including Kristie Ebi, an expert on global change and health at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

November 19, 2019 |

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