The Lancet and the Coalition for Preventing Pandemics at the Source (PPATS) have convened a bold new Commission on Prevention of Viral Spillover.
The Lancet-PPATS Commission strives to mobilize decision-makers and implementers to take transdisciplinary action to limit viral spillovers through research, policy, law, and practice—thereby reducing the risk of future pandemics while promoting a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable future.
Evaluate and synthesize the evidence on the drivers of viral spillovers
Provide recommendations for research investigating viral spillovers
Assess the co-benefits and trade-offs of viral spillover prevention
Develop recommendations for viral spillover prevention that can be adopted and adapted by governments and other stakeholders
Identify and evaluate strategies and interventions to prevent viral spillovers
Examine the equity benefits of viral spillover prevention
Identify social, economic, and political challenges and opportunities for implementing viral spillover prevention
. . . towards our overall goal of reducing the risk of future pandemics while promoting a more sustainable and equitable future.