Without a doubt then, both predicting and understanding pandemic emergence patterns is an extremely difficult process. As such, in order to prepare for these types of events, governments must consider a wide net of possibilities and of course, prepare for the unpredictable. Further, since vaccines cannot be prepared in a rapid enough fashion to combat these types of pandemics, these types of situations are extremely grave indeed. Thus, in lieu of timely and effective medical treatments, governments and health officials must continue to rely on efficient public health delivery to effectively deal with pandemics in the near future.
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