York University research explains why global responses to pandemics are too slow

New research out of York University shows that political dilly-dallying delays global responses to emerging pandemics more than poor surveillance capacity.Steven J. Hoffman, professor in the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School and his colleague Sarah L. Silverberg, conducted an analysis of the three most recent pandemics – H1N1, Ebola and Zika. These were used as case studies to identify and compare sources of delays in responding to pandemics and examine what influences the length of delays.

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