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

Secondary Topic
Comments +

0 comments

Post a Comment

Restricted HTML

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Back to top