USAID aims to fund more virus-collecting research & What is to be done? @JoshRogin, Washington Post.

Oct 23, 01:12 AM

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USAID aims to fund more virus-collecting research & What is to be done? @JoshRogin, Washington Post. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/21/us-government-is-rushing-resume-risky-virus-research-not-so-fast/

[T]he United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching an ambitious new project that will work with partner countries and the global community to build better preparedness for future global health threats. Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens - Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN), a five-year, approximately $125 million project (pending availability of funds), will strengthen global capacity to detect and understand the risks of viral spillover from wildlife to humans that could cause another pandemic.