4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM Dr. Gerald Parker, Director of the Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy program, discusses the five phases of a pandemic. Phase one is containment, followed by mitigation in phase two. He says we are currently in the mitigation phase. Third is a second stage of containment, before a vaccine is ready. Once a vaccine is deployed, we enter phase four, which is a third stage of containment. He describes phase five: "Making preparation for the next pandemic a national security priority." Read the full article here.