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Relevant publications

Browse through the recent publications that are relevant to pandemic prevention 

Key publications

Interventions to Reduce Risk for Pathogen Spillover and Early Disease Spread to Prevent Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics

N. Vora et al., March 2023, Emerging Infectious Diseases

In this report, coalition members and the coalition Secretariat summarize expert opinions on how to implement actions to reduce the risk of spillover.

These actions include i) stopping the clearing and degradation of tropical and subtropical forests, ii) improving health and economic security of communities living in emerging infectious disease hotspots, iii) enhancing biosecurity in animal husbandry, iv) shutting down or strictly regulating wildlife markets and trade, and v) expanding pathogen surveillance.

The costs and benefits of primary prevention of zoonotic pandemics

A. Bernstein et al., February 2022, Science Advances

In this paper, coalition advisor, members, and others, found that taking actions to prevent pandemics at the source would cost less than 1/20th the value of lives lost each year to emerging viral zoonoses.

More specifically , they focused on three key actions to prevent future pandemics:

  • Better surveillance of pathogen spillover

  • Better management of wildlife trade

  • Substantial reduction in deforestation


Their analysis clearly demonstrate the cost-efficiency of implementing pre-spillover interventions rather than solely focusing on pandemic preparedness and response.

Want to prevent pandemics? Stop spillovers

N. Vora et al., May 2022, Nature

In this comment, coalition advisor, members, and others, outline why spillover prevention is crucial and the policy opportunities available to us.

They outline four key recommendations to prevent future pandemics:

  • Protecting tropical and subtropical forests

  • Banning or strictly regulating commercial markets and trade of live wild animals that pose a public-health risk, both domestically and internationally

  • Improving biosecurity when dealing with farmed animals

  • Improving people’s health and economic security, particularly in hotspots for the emergence of infectious diseases

Report of scientific task force on preventing pandemics

Dr. Yewande Alimi, Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Dr. Jonathan Epstein et al., August 2021, Harvard C-CHANGE

The coalition’s academic affiliates at Harvard C-CHANGE and the Harvard Global Health Institute recently hosted a Scientific Task Force to Prevent Pandemics at the Source.

This Task Force has released a new report outlining the strong scientific foundations for taking actions to stop the next pandemic by preventing the spillover of pathogens from animals to people.

The report provides recommendations for research and actions to forestall new pandemics that have largely been absent from high-level discussions about prevention, including a novel call to integrate conservation actions with strengthening healthcare systems globally.

Other relevant publications

E. Gallo-Cajiao, S. Lieberman et al., April 2023, The Lancet Planetary Health

D. A. Thal, T. C. Mettenleiter, March 2023, Pathogens

One Health High-Level Expert Panel, January 2023, The Lancet

D.E. Dwyer, January 2023, Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

The Lancet Infectious Diseases, December 2022

M. Worobey, November 2021, Science

E. Gallo-Cajiao, S. Lieberman, N. Dolsak, et al. September 2021 (PRE-PRINT)

C. Stephen, February 2021, World Animal Health Organization (OIE)

JK. Reaser, A. Witt, G. Tabor, et al.
December 2020 (PRE-PRINT)

S. Doshi & N. Gentile, April 2020 Center for American Progress

H. Li, E. Mendelsohn, C. Zong, et al., September 2019, Biosafety and Health

E. R. Diller & L. Williamson, June 2023, PubMed Central

L. Pierson & S. Verguet, April 2023, The Lancet Global Health

March 2023, The Lancet Planetary Health

A. Elnaiem, O. Mohamed-Ahmed et al., January 2023, The Lancet

D.T. S. Hayman, K. Woolaston, January 2023, Nature

G.A. Erkyihun, M.B. Alemayeku, November 2022, Zoonoses

J. J. B. R. Aruta, R. R. Guinto et al., June 2022, The Lancet Planetary Health

P.A. Kache, S. Cook, N. Sizer, L. Hannah, N. Vora, October 2021, Lancet Planetary Health

M. N. Ferreira, W. Elliott, R. G. Kroner, et al., March 2021, PARKS

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 2020

A. Dobson, S. Pimm, L. Hannah, et al.
July 2020, Science Magazine

RK. Plowright, JK. Reaser, H. Locke, et al. 
June 2020  Lancet Planet Health

SH. Sokolow, N. Nova, KM. Pepin
May 2019 Philosophical Transactions

S. A. Osofsky et al., June 2023, The Lancet Planetary Health

L. Willetts, L. Comeau et al., January 2023, The Lancet

P. Eby, A.J. Peel et al., November 2022, Nature

A. Lukoye, A. H. Baqui, et al., September 2021, The New England Journal of Medicine

X.Xiao, C. Newman, C. Buesching et al. June 2021, Scientific Reports

R. Schoonover, C. Cavallo, &  I. Caltabiano, February 2021, Converging Risks Lab 

C. Walzer, September 2020, Frontiers in Veterinary Science

M. Pruvot, K. Khammavong, P. Milavong, et al. April 2019, Science of the Total Environment

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