How do data bolster pandemic preparedness and response? How do we improve data and systems to be better prepared?

How are data driving the response for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? How do data support preparedness toward epidemics and pandemics? How do data inform the potential severity and spread of an outbreak? Past infectious disease outbreaks have demonstrated several challenges associated with rapid aggregation, integration, and sharing of data to inform a response during an outbreak. The ongoing pandemic response has demonstrated the value of timely data collection and sharing and the usage of data for decision-making.

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