The Washington Post
Feb 23, 2021 - 15 min
Is national and global security now demanding a permanent epidemiological watch? "The day after his inauguration, Joe Biden announced the creation of the National Centre for Epidemic Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics for 'modernising global early warning and trigger systems for scaling action to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from emerging biological threats'." In the Financial Times, science commentator Anjana Ahuja reflects on whether a similar approach to meteorology could be useful when it comes to forecasting epidemiological threats.