The epidemic could have been prevented ‘if the world had worked earlier

Enfermeira sul-africana cuida de paciente internado com coronavírus
The South African nurse takes care of the patient after contracting the coronovirus variant
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A universal pandemic COVID-19 “This could have been avoided” if the world had previously acted, an independent panel appointed World Health Organization (WHO) And led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clarke and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

At a news conference, Sirleaf said: “This is a continuing disaster that we believe could have been prevented. Evidence shows that an outbreak has become an epidemic due to failures, gaps and delays in preparedness and response. It was due in part. Fails to learn from the past. “

The panel concluded that the WHO should have declared a state of emergency earlier and now urgent action is needed to prevent another epidemic. The report also noted that existing national and international systems were “not enough to protect the people of Kovid-19” and that February 2020 was “a lost month”.

The document states, “The time was greatly increased since the cases of pneumonia of unknown origin were reported in mid-December 2019.

Prevention of new epidemics

The panel urged the international community to prepare for future outbreaks and prevent it from becoming an epidemic. He recommended reforms:

  • A new global monitoring system based on complete transparency should be established.
  • Such a system would give the WHO the authority to publish information about outbreaks with epidemic potential, without the need to obtain approval and send experts to investigate as quickly as possible.
  • All governments should now invest in national preparedness, as it will be too late when the next public health crisis arrives.
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Muhammad Wayne

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