I am compiling a list of post-COVID pandemic preparedness (PP) initiatives, especially big ones. I'm interested in government/intergovernmental and philanthropic investments, or planned investments. I am casting a wide net, please err on the side of adding something in the comments.
Ultimately, I'm interested in the extent to which the proposed work is likely to reduce GCBRs.
The things I have come across so far:
- $10 B allocation for PP in the American Rescue Plan (= Coronavirus bill)
- $30 B allocation for PP in the American Jobs Plan (= Infrastructure bill)
WHO and Germany
- New WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin. Announced May 2021.
Treaty against pandemics
- The letter was written by 24 leaders, as well as the president of the European Council and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and published in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, Spain’s El Pais and France’s Le Monde newspapers.
CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)
- $3.5 B fundraising effort for new PP programs
The Trinity Challenge
- A competition and prize aiming to incentivise PP.
- The Rockefeller Foundation has hired Rick Bright (former BARDA Director). He has floated the idea of a new institution for outbreak detection and response.
Global Virome Project
- Somewhat controversial planned effort to sequence alot of viruses. Pre-pandemic but getting a lot of coverage as a PP measure.
- Fundraising for a budget >$5 B over 10 y.