Anatomy Of A Spillover: We Failed To Stop SARS-CoV-2. How Do We Find Next ‘Big One’?

The U.S. government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars hunting down new viruses in animals in hopes of stopping a pandemic. Those efforts failed to find – and stop — the virus that causes COVID-19 before it spread around the world.

For decades, the U.S. has spent many millions hunting down viruses in hope of stopping a pandemic. Yet the efforts failed. A group of researchers thinks there’s a better strategy for the future.

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