CNBC: Global leaders call for a pandemic treaty — but U.S. and China remain silent
* Global leaders jointly called for a pandemic treaty early Tuesday, arguing that the Covid-19 crisis had posed the “greatest challenge for the global community since the late 1940s.” * The joint letter, published in newspapers around the world, included the signatories of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. * The U.S. and China, as well as Russia, were notably absent from the signatories of the letter, however.
Global leaders have published a letter calling for a pandemic treaty to improve cooperation and transparency in the case of future outbreaks, but China and the U.S. were not among the signatories.
In the joint letter, published Tuesday in newspapers around the world, the leaders argued that the Covid-19 crisis had posed the “greatest challenge for the global community since the late 1940s.”
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WNU Editor: Such a treaty will be managed by (I assume) the World Health Organization, a organization that has completely failed in its duties when this pandemic first started …. Pandemic treaty could be advanced by May WHO assembly: WHO's Tedros (Reuters)
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