According to Gilbert, in order to resist such pandemics in the future, serious financial investments are needed in the development of science and medicine, scientific research. She compared pandemics to war: you need to invest not only in diplomacy and defense, but also in effective defense against viruses. Otherwise, it will be tragic when you constantly hear talk about the need to fight the virus, serious investments, and as a result, society will not be ready for such challenges.
“This will not be the last time the virus threatens our lives and our livelihoods. The truth is, it could be even worse next time. It can be more infectious, or more fatal, or both together, ”the expert warned.