“ ... Crucial in effectively using such new technologies is to have science make the One health approach a priority to improve health and security. That there is a sound basis for doing so is well documented via the One Health Initiative; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the One Health Commission, and the proceedings of several International One Health Congresses.
As embraced by many visionary advocates:
“One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.” “One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.”
Thus, with the advent of synthetic biology, each element of the animal/plant/human/ecosystem interface can look to its horizon for important changes, ones that will have the impact of dramatically affecting us all. ...
... Paradoxically the COVID-19 pandemic has had a providential side-effect: It has accelerated worldwide recognition that a One Health approach is the best prescription for more expeditious and efficacious public health innovations. Simply put, all aspects of future biomedical advances are likely to benefit from a One Health interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary approach.”