Global health experts warned of a pandemic threat for years before COVID-19. Yet, when the virus hit, there was little planning in place. Elected leaders and government officials scrambled for policy solutions, health treatments and even basic protections. Many lives–and livelihoods–were lost.
The Denver Pandemic Fund, Initiated Ordinance 300, will provide research into practical solutions for everyday effects of a pandemic. Solutions that will address impacts on our daily lives: in our schools, small businesses and neighborhoods.
A pandemic can strike at any time – next time, we’ll be ready.