The management of any pandemic response is complicated not only by structural vulnerabilities but also by the dynamics that emerge during an acute crisis:
- The regular functioning of supply lines is exposed to exceptional stress.
- Normal supply corridors may become disrupted due to countries issuing trade
and travel barriers.
- Humanitarian prioritization and access to available supplies may be complicated by a rapid increase in demand.
- Operational decision-making will likely be hampered by lack of trusted, realtime information.