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THE LANCET: "Calling for a COVID-19 One Health Research Coalition" - Friday, May 08, 2020
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Calling for a COVID-19 One Health Research Coalition

Preventative measures to help avoid another pandemic like Covid-19 by adopting a strategy called 'One Health' - Thursday, May 07, 2020

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60% of diseases that infect humans come from animals, many medical experts believe we should be taking preventative measures to help avoid another pandemic like Covid-19 by adopting a strategy called 'One Health', but what is it? 

“A One Health Approach to Preventing the Next Pandemic.” Issues in Science and Technology (May 6, 2020) - Thursday, May 07, 2020

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“A One Health Approach to Preventing the Next Pandemic.” Issues in Science and Technology (May 6, 2020)

 BY LAURA H. KAHN Read complete article at

 “... Human health is tied to the health of animals and the environment. This means society will need to recognize the inextricable links between human, animal, and environmental health, and it will require sharper examination of humans’ relationship with and consumption of domesticated and wild animals in order to reduce zoonotic disease risks. The One Health Initiative focuses on these goals. ... The One Health model provides a strategy. Researchers must examine the human, animal, and environmental components of zoonotic spillover events before they can effectively address them. ...  In essence, a One Health approach focuses on the upstream drivers of potential zoonotic diseases to prevent spillover events from occurring. It includes microbial surveillance of animals and vaccines for domesticated animals to reduce their risk of acquiring diseases from wildlife. It includes efforts to reduce deforestation and other human activities that are destroying wildlife habitats. Reducing human contact with wildlife reduces opportunities for microbial transmission. ...”


 Dr. Laura H. Kahn is a physician and research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. She is a cofounder of the One Health Initiative and is the author of One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance.

3 steps to help prevent another animal-to-human virus pandemic - Thursday, May 07, 2020

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3 steps to help prevent another animal-to-human virus pandemic

May 5, 2020 at 3:52 pm


Peter M. Rabinowitz is the co-director of the University of Washington MetaCenter for Pandemic Disease Preparedness and Global Health Security and director of the UW Center for One Health Research.

Greg Gray is a professor in the Infectious Disease Division of the Duke University School of Medicine.

 Drs. Rabinowitz and Gray are longstanding high profile physician supporter/advocates of the One Health Concept and both are members of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board 

“... Take a One Health approach to food systems feeding the world. 

The first patients to develop SARS were workers handling animals and animal products in live-animal markets and butcheries. Those at highest risk for MERS were workers in close contact with camels.

Animal workers represent the front line for infections passing between animals and humans. Yet compared to workers in factories or hospitals, the health and well-being of animal workers is neglected, and such workers generally are not part of any organized occupational-health programs.

Paying more attention to the health of these workers could improve our ability to detect unusual illnesses before they lead to wider outbreaks.

Why haven’t we learned these lessons already?

Our approach to food systems is siloed. Professionals in agriculture, animal health, human health and the environment have long worked in parallel on issues related to food-production systems.

A new approach, called “One Health,” is a better way forward.

One Health considers the health linkages among humans, animals and their shared environments. The World Health Organization, the United Nations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many other entities have endorsed the One Health concept. We need to incorporate this interdisciplinary approach to feed the world’s human population and promote the health of all species without destroying the environment. This means teamwork among human health, animal health and environmental health scientists and others to devise sustainable solutions to our food-production needs.

Even as we mount a full emergency response to COVID-19, we must also start to integrate the One Health approach at all levels and create a healthy coexistence between humans and animals in sustainable ecosystems, safe from new epidemics.”

Postscript – The World at Risk: Covid-19, Global Sustainability and 1 HOPE - Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Postscript – The World at Risk: Covid-19, Global Sustainability and 1 HOPE

“... His concluding comment that ‘Protecting the planet is the most important inter-generational responsibility we have today’ is one that must be taken very seriously by all decision-makers.   Significant steps in this direction would be reversing decades of undervaluing and underfunding (5%: 95% ratios) public health measures at the expense of treatment and increasingly unaffordable cures. Extending the meaning and responsibilities of public health to embrace not only human health and well-being but also all species is another critical advance.  In this regard, bringing human and veterinary medicine more closely together (education, research, practice) would not only reduce costs but most importantly also lead to building our capacity for ensuring the sustainability of life on earth. Over 70% of all emerging diseases today are of animal [zoonotic] origin. Covid-19  is the most recent and likely one of the most devastating pandemics  in the past century, and  to save the world from itself,  global and national leaders – regardless of  political persuasion or ideological leanings – are urged to collaborate and adopt sustainability values and measures without delay. ... “

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Of Markets, Wet & Pet & case for One World, One Health - Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Of Markets, Wet & Pet & case for One World, One Health

·          Tues, May 5 2020  By Jose Louies, chief of Enforcement, Wildlife Trust of India


“... As a conservation action-oriented organization, working through multipronged strategies, one of which is to curb illegal wildlife trade, WTI [Wildlife Trust of India] additionally advocates One Health as the way forward for survival, where the health of the environment is linked to the health of animals and people, leading to a secure coexistence for all. ...” has officially LAUNCHED! - Friday, May 01, 2020

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“At this website, you can access One Health lessons designed for children and the general public (**the COVID-19 lesson is up!**), review Train-the-Trainer sessions, watch inspiring webinars, listen to podcasts focusing on One Health education, see One Health lesson reviews, follow a One Health education blog and more ...” 

Please visit this unique, ground breaking website at

Open forum: We need to think long-term and embrace the One Health concept. - Thursday, April 30, 2020

Open forum: We need to think long-term and embrace the One Health concept.

If we embrace the One Health concept, we can then plan an international viral repository of high-risk pathogens such as coronaviruses, avian ...

“... So what can we do?  We need to think long-term and embrace the One Health concept.  This concept states that we are all connected, that infectious diseases may rapidly spread from animals to humans, and from on continent to another. 

If we embrace the One Health concept, we can plan an international viral repository of high-risk pathogens such as coronaviruses, avian influenza and Ebola virus.  From this viral repository, we can develop specific viral vaccine [s] which may be stockpiled before the next epidemic begins. ...” 

Note: Jack Armstrong is a retired Winchester physician and a resident of Frederick County. He was chairman of the Infection Control Committee at Winchester Medical Center from 1978-2015. He was trained in infectious diseases at the University of Michigan and in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). He was the physician in charge of the Valley Health response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic.

One Health Initiative Team/Website Merges with Crozet BioPharma (A new dynamic ‘One Health’ synergism!) - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Be on the lookout for the launching of a new, updated One Health Initiative website very soon! 


One Health Initiative Team/Website Merges with Crozet BioPharma (A new dynamic ‘One Health’ synergism!)



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Crozet BioPharma, LLC

Becky Barrentine, Director of Communications: +19738863022  



April 28, 2020 -- The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team* [commonly called the One Health Initiative (OHI) team] proudly announces merger with and inclusion under the auspices of Public Health Vaccines LLC, PHV ( and Crozet BioPharma (, a One Health oriented multi-disciplinary team of development professionals with 10 successful launches of biological products that prevent or treat important human diseases.  The Public Health Vaccines and Crozet team is Currently partnering to develop a viable vaccine against the Nipah virusPublic Health Vaccines and Crozet BioPharma’s goals and aspirations are in concert with that of the One Health Initiative (OHI) team’s credo, i.e. “One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.” and “One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.” 

Crozet BioPharma’s founding motto is: “Accelerating development of biological products that prevent or treat important human diseases. Our founding principle is to have a lasting, positive impact on people's health and lives. We take pride in putting our knowledge and expertise to work for this cause every day.” 

Notably, as a part of the coordinated effort to integrate One Health principles with vaccine development, funding was secured for development of a new updated OHI website design from The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) under a grant to Public Health Vaccines. 

OHI team operations and website postings will continue on a pro bono non-commercial foundation thanks to the visionary approach graciously and generously proposed and advanced by PHV and Crozet BioPharma executives.

Postings on the new OHI website will continue to be under the longstanding policy of offering free core access and posting consideration to all reputable One Health entities in the U.S. and worldwide.  Indeed, this benevolent union further incorporates the advancements of vaccine development into the international philosophy of the One World-One Medicine-One Health movement. This is especially critical during our current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic challenge and beyond.  

It is hoped that this unique humanitarian engagement will serve as a model for others wishing to promote and encourage the One Health concept/ approach for the benefit of all society.  In addition, it will hopefully ensure current and future sustainability for access to and archiving of the first of its kind One Health website containing a historically established documentation treasure trove since its inception.  

*One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team:

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH ▪ Thomas M. Yuill, PhD ▪ Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD ▪ Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD


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Opinion--Despite pandemic, don’t delay medical care for yourself or your pet for non-COVID-19 illnesses Posted Apr 27, 2020 - Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Despite pandemic, don't delay medical care for yourself or your pet for non-COVID-19 illnesses
Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS, is co-chairperson of NJ One Health initiative, director of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Women's Health ... 

“...The New Jersey One Health Committee [an interdisciplinary One Health group] wants to emphasize that wellness is a continuum that not only involves humans but other animals and our shared environment. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives, we should not lose sight of the continuum of other pressing health needs that we and our pets need to have addressed in a timely manner for optimal health and well-being.”

Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS [physician], is co-chairperson of NJ One Health initiative, director of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Women’s Health Institute and associate dean for Women’s Health.

James F. Dougherty, M.S., V.M.D., is a veterinarian with Metropolitan Veterinary Associates.

Dina Fonseca, PhD, is director of Rutgers Center for Vector Biology.

This letter was also signed by:

-- Damir Hamamdzic, DVM [veterinarian], Rutgers Compliance Administor

-- Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP [physician], a research scholar at Princeton University

-- Barbara Perry, MBA, director or Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Orthopaedic Research & Education Laboratory.

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