Top pharma CEO says preparedness for a new pandemic has not improved

Narasimhan has previously warned that future pandemics are inevitable and urged investment in pandemic preparedness.  

By: Vicky McKeever

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Vas Narasimhan, chief executive officer of Novartis AG, listens during a panel session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
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Vas Narasimhan, CEO of pharmaceutical firm Novartis, told CNBC Tuesday that he didn’t believe there had been much improvement in preparedness for pandemics in the wake of the Covid crisis.

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