Respected California scientists, doctors, educators, and academics at the forefront of pandemic preparedness are teaming up with philanthropists and California voters to prevent the next pandemic and save lives.
Covid-19 impacted every single Californian, but lower-income and underserved communities were hurt the most. The California Pandemic Detection and Prevention Act asks just the ultra-wealthy to temporarily pay a bit more - only on their income in excess of $5 million - to fund the science of pandemic detection. By catching new disease outbreaks early, Californians can rapidly contain outbreaks before they cause grave suffering and costly lockdowns.
Additionally, the Pandemic Detection and Prevention Act will support local public health efforts that were stretched thin fighting Covid, and improve school infrastructure in order to keep students safe.
California already leads the world in science and technology, and investments in public interest scientific research to detect and prevent the next pandemic will create thousands of high-paying California jobs and could save millions of human lives and trillions of dollars.