US News  |  January 14, 2016

“It’s not just the loss of life or the security imperative of preparedness,” says Lawrence Gostin, a commission member and faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. “It’s untenable to have a Damocles sword dangling over the world’s neck that can take 5 percent of the global GDP in months and threaten countries’ stability.”

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