How has biosecurity/pandemic preparedness philanthropy helped with coronavirus, and how might it help with similar future situations?

post by vipulnaik · 2020-03-13T18:50:11.290Z · EA · GW · 2 comments

This is a question post.

My understanding is that Open Philanthropy's biosecurity and pandemic preparedness focus area is intended partly to target situations like the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Though biosecurity philanthropy hasn't caught on a lot in the EA community at large, it has attracted some commentary and thought in the community. I'm wondering a few things:

Some of these questions may be better answered after the coronavirus pandemic settles down.

Thanks to Issa Rice for hearing out my original version of the question. He did not review this post.

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comment by riceissa · 2020-04-29T03:10:11.961Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Dustin Moskovitz has a relevant thread on Twitter

https://twitter.com/moskov/status/1254922931668279296

comment by evelynciara · 2020-04-29T07:36:58.359Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Unrolled for convenience

I have Twitter blocked using StayFocusd (which gives me an hour per day to view blocked websites), so reading it on a separate website allows me to take my time with it.