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Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness

In early March, Harvard Medical School hosted a historic workshop on COVID-19 where attendees—from clinicians, epidemiologists and virologists to biopharmaceutical and government representatives—laid out a framework for a coordinated and collaborative response to the pandemic currently sweeping across the globe.

Their efforts established the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR), a large, multi-institutional initiative to develop and invest in the research and infrastructure needed to address the threat posed by COVID-19, as well as to better position the world for future emerging pathogens.