“Prevent Future Pandemics by Addressing Root Cause” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, has been featured as part of a pre-event for the 2020 World Knowledge Forum, for which he is an invited speaker.

“Scientists have been warning for years that a pandemic like this is destined to happen — it is just a matter of time,” Meng writes. “While much of the focus in the world today is on the immediate problem, COVID-19, which is rightly so in order to save lives, we as a society will have to take a long and deep look at the root cause of the problem and seriously do something about it to prevent future pandemics.”