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Becoming a Post-Pandemic Species

Through public-private partnership we can speed up to “insane mode” to deploy treatments for future pandemics, but it requires a substantial shift in our approach.

An eerie Time Square in Manhattan sits empty while lockdowns have forced the world to remain home. How do we answer future pandemics with a better answer than isolation? (image source:

Despite all of our advances in technology, over the past 100 years since the last devastating global pandemic, the influenza outbreak of 1918, our first line of defense remains the same: stay home. In an age where we don’t have to wait more than…



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Jake Becraft

Jake Becraft is a synthetic biologist and the co-founder/CEO of the biotech startup Strand Therapeutics. He holds a PhD in Biological Engineering from MIT.