An independent panel of experts pointed out that this pandemic could have been prevented.Urgent reforms are needed to change the global pandemic prevention, warning and response system
Pandemic Coronavirus disease, According to independent experts commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), the “preventable” war has killed more than 3.3 million people and destroyed the world economy.
In a report released this Wednesday, they condemned this fact. “Chernobyl in the 21st Century” And urgently called for a comprehensive reform of the early warning and prevention system.
Despite the grim situation, the report did not identify any culprits, which is different from the former president of the United States Donald Trump, He believes that China and the World Health Organization (WHO) are responsible for Beijing and the World Health Organization.
On the contrary, Sirif emphasized at a press conference that “this situation is due to countless failures, gaps and delays in pandemic preparation and response.”
According to a resolution adopted by WHO Member States in May 2020, an independent team of 13 experts was established by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) The spread of the disease was checked in the past 8 months. Pandemic And the response measures taken by the WHO and other countries.
Because from the beginning, WHO has been criticized for its response to the crisis, mainly because of the delay in recommending actions Use a mask. Most importantly, she was accused United States Has always been very tolerant of China coronavirus, And delayed the declaration of a global health emergency. For its part, the Chinese government is accused of trying to disguise the epidemic.
Of course, “we can say that there are delays in China, but there are delays everywhere,” said Helen Clark, the former prime minister of New Zealand, co-chair of the think tank.
According to experts, this statement may have been made from the first meeting of the WHO Emergency Committee on January 22.
But Clark admitted that even if the World Health Organization announced emergency health measures a week ago, given the “inaction of so many countries”, the situation will not change much.
Because it was not until March 11th that Dr. Tedros called this situation a pandemic, the governments of all countries really realized the danger.
In this regard, February 2020 is a “lost month” during which many countries could have taken measures to stop the spread of the virus.
The report concluded that, in the final analysis, “delay, hesitation and denial” allowed the epidemic and then the pandemic to hatch.
The expert group recommends that governments and the international community immediately adopt a series of reform measures to change the global epidemic prevention, early warning and response system.
To this end, the report proposes several ways, including the establishment of a World Council to Combat Health Threats, and the establishment of a new global monitoring system based on “complete transparency.”
The system will give WHO the right to immediately release information about epidemics that may become epidemics, without the need to seek approval from countries.