The WHO Still Wants a Global Pandemic Treaty

Could an international treaty have helped stem the spread of COVID-19?
It’s a question WHO hopes nations will grapple with later this month as it calls for the creation of a pandemic treaty during a special session of the World Health Assembly later this month.
Such a measure would create standards for how nations coordinate responses to future outbreaks, with a particular focus on vaccine equity and outside epidemiological investigations. 
Cloudy future: The US, China, Russia, and Brazil have not formally endorsed the idea. But with COVID-19’s continued rampage and future pandemics on the horizon, WHO officials say better cooperation is critical.
The Washington Post

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