An expert report released in Geneva emphasized that “the current system-domestically and internationally-is not enough to protect people from covid-19 attacks.” In addition, the heads of state lack leadership and mistrust the authorities and chain stores.
Geneva (apro). -A pandemic is an avoidable disaster. The integrated report of the Independent Pandemic Preparedness and Response Team (IPPP) concluded that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a state of emergency later than the international emergency because of the covid-19 virus. In addition There is also a lack of preparations for the international system and the national health system, the lack of leadership of the head of state, the lack of trust in the authorities, and the second world war, the worst error chain that swept the world after the world war.
The report released in Geneva emphasized: “The current system, whether domestically or internationally, is insufficient to protect people from covid-19 attacks.”
He pointed out that from the notification of a group of pneumonia cases of unknown cause in China in mid-December to the World Health Organization’s announcement of an internationally important public health emergency, “it has been too long.
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirif said during the presentation of the report that the WHO should have declared a state of emergency on January 22, 2020, when the state of emergency was declared.
In addition, “February 2020 is a lost month. In this month, more countries could have taken measures to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and prevent the continued global health, social and economic disasters.”
It warned: “The expert group believes that the current system is clearly insufficient to prevent another new and highly infectious pathogen that may emerge at any time from causing a pandemic.”
The report emphasized that the WHO must be strengthened for future pandemics and must have the conditions for “guaranteed access”. The report stated that the report was aimed at the country where the epidemic occurred, but it did not mention China because it created obstacles for WHO experts to conduct investigations.
However, in the detailed timetable included in the report, it can be seen how the city of Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, is slowly sending warnings about the new virus to the WHO and the world.
The former President of Liberia confirmed that the pandemic is “a disaster that can be avoided.” And there are errors at all levels, so there is no individual or responsible country to point out that it will not help anyone, and it is best to concentrate on stopping this pandemic and avoiding future pandemics.
In this context, a panel meeting chaired by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made a series of recommendations to stop and prevent the pandemic. Will happen again, and similar consequences will be devastating.
Among the suggestions, the following highlights:
High-income countries with sufficient vaccine stocks to provide adequate coverage should commit to providing at least 1 billion doses to 92 low- and middle-income countries participating in COVAX’s advance market commitments from now to September 2021 while expanding coverage The vaccine is urgent.
The expert group called on major vaccine producers and manufacturers to hold meetings under the co-chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to reach agreements on voluntary licensing and technology transfer.
If no action is taken within three months, the Intellectual Property Exemption shall be implemented immediately in accordance with the recommendations of the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
They believe that the Group of Seven (G7) should immediately commit to 60% of the $19 billion needed to accelerate the acquisition of tools for covid-19 (Accelerator ACT) in 2021 for vaccines, diagnostic tests and treatments to enhance health System, and the burden-sharing formula should be adopted to provide continuous funding for these global public goods.
All countries should adopt effective public health measures on the scale necessary to contain the pandemic. Experts urge that the leadership of the heads of state and government is essential for this.