Political challenges, not just scientific ones, shape response to epidemics

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 12.14.07 PMUnderstanding the role of government and politics before, during and after health emergencies is one step toward improving preparedness, response efforts, and saving lives, according to Princeton University researchers who will discuss “The Politics of Plagues” at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum. The forum, an annual international conference sponsored by the University, will address “Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned From the Ebola Crisis” on Nov. 2-3 in Dublin.