David Fedson: Flu scientist 

“We don’t have the means to combat a pandemic globally. We have seen in the 2009 pandemic that abatement mostly relies on existing technologies and centralized vaccine production. Yet no centralized, complex technology can meet the challenges posed by a really serious pandemic. We have seen that programmes for pandemic vaccination and antiviral treatment have nothing to offer people in low and middle-income countries. As a result, the rich will live and the poor will die, and the wounds to global society in the pandemic aftermath could fester for decades”.