Pandemic: Lessons Learned

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Richard Besser

Richard Besser is ABC News’ chief health and medical editor. In this role, he provides medical analysis and commentary for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, and Nightline.

The 2009 H1N1, or Swine Flu, pandemic took the world’s health experts by surprise. Looking back, journalist Laurie Garrett and public health scientist Michael Osterholm each give their take on how well the world responded to the threat, what mistakes they made, and what the lessons learned can do to prepare us in the future.