World as vulnerable as before Covid – WHO — Analysis
A lack of international regulation and economic problems may be the cause for future pandemics. “worse place”A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that Covid-19 is more effective than ever.
This week’s assessment by WHO’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Response and Preparedness claims that the pandemic-response instruments of the international community remain inadequate.
We have the exact same tools and system in place right now to deal with a pandemic. Those tools weren’t enough.”Helen Clark (ex-Prime Minister of New Zealand), shared the co-authorship with reporters.
“If there was a pandemic this year or next, then we would be in the same position… possibly worse given the tight fiscal spaces of most countries, if any, right now.”Elle added.
The authors claim that despite an increase in funding the process for formulating a global plan to address health threats is progressing too slowly. They argue leaders need to resist the decline in interest from member states.
“Only the most powerful political leadership can bring together multiple sectors.” co-author and former president of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in a Wednesday press statement.
To accelerate the creation of a global response to pandemics, the authors asked for a meeting at the UN General Assembly’s highest level.
The World Health Assembly is the annual decision-making body of WHO, and will meet next week in Geneva in order to discuss some of the concerns raised in the report.
It was first reported to be in Wuhan in China, in 2019. The virus quickly spread across the globe. Public health directives and mandates like vaccination, masking, and social distancing led to divisions within some countries and fuelled demonstrations. The WHO had recorded over 520,000,000 confirmed cases worldwide of Covid-19 by Monday. According to the WHO, there are approximately 6.27 million deaths worldwide.
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