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Protecting against the next bio threat


Charity Dean was one of the first public health officials to set the alarm on COVID. When she searched for a tool to forecast future bio threats, she realized that it didn’t exist yet. So she co-founded the Public Health Company, where she uses lessons from her government experiences, but without the same rules or limits. She speaks with Bob Safian about why all companies must be public health companies.


“Charity Dean has chosen the private sector over government as the tool for building preparedness for the next bio-crisis — an acknowledgement of both government’s limitations and the leverage for change provided by the marketplace.”