Jose Manuel Barroso

Jose Manuel Barroso, a former president of the European Commission (2004-14) and prime minister of Portugal (2002-04), is chairperson of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

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Why the world needs to prepare now for the next disease pandemic

Hardship, crisis, misfortune, and mistakes often provide the most valuable insights. The COVID-19 pandemic is a case in point.

August 11, 2023

Now is not the time to get complacent about COVID-19

History shows us that some of the most dangerous periods of pandemics come when life returns to normal too soon. A century ago, a premature “all clear” helped the second wave of Spanish influenza claim many more lives than the first, after a more virulent strain emerged.

April 10, 2022