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    Why understanding the origin of COVID-19 is essential for policymakers: Discussing future regulations to prevent pandemics

    When: Monday, June 7, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Online only: https://www.brookings.edu/events/why-understanding-the-origin-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-is-essential-for-policymakers-discussing-future-regulations-to-prevent-pandemics/

    What: Although the COVID-19 pandemic started more than a year ago, the world still is no closer to a definitive answer to the question of how the pandemic started. The two currently considered competing hypotheses are either a natural transmission from an animal host to humans or a leak from a research laboratory in Wuhan, China. Understanding the origins of the pandemic is essential in order to develop policies that can reduce the likelihood of future pandemics. The two competing hypotheses have very different implications for policymaking and the types of regulations that should be implemented to avoid another global pandemic.

    On Monday, June 7, the Center on Regulation and Markets (CRM) at Brookings will host two experts to explore the specific policy steps governments can take to mitigate the risks of future pandemics. This event will be part of CRM’s “Reimagining Modern-day Markets and Regulations” series, which focuses on analyzing rapidly changing modern-day markets and on how to regulate them most effectively.

    Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing events@brookings.edu or via Twitter using #PandemicRegulation.

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