The Pandemic Security Initiative is an integral part of the solution. Scientific funding, research, and innovation processes already work well. In parallel, we must continue the repurposing of drugs developed for other indications, as well as the development of rapid-response platforms. There is, however, a development gap between the invention of new tests, vaccines, and therapies, and our ability to stockpile them. The Pandemic Security Initiative proactively identifies the most promising medical countermeasures, and develops them to approved products to remove this development gap.