Let's pretend there's a pandemic. Let's everybody run around and play your role. Main result is that there is tremendous confusion. ... Nobody knows who's in charge. Nobody knows the chain of command.
— Laurie Garrett

After all it really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic.
Margaret Chan pandemic quote

Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world.
— Margaret Chan

All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.
— Margaret Chan

Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable... and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you're never going to defeat this pandemic.
— pandemic quotation by Stephen Lewis