WHO asks for more power in the global war against COVID

In a wide-ranging report released on Wednesday night titled Covid-19: Make it the Last Pandemic, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response made a number of recommendations to battle the current global health situation and ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Among the recommendations is giving the World Health Organisation more power to announce disease outbreaks without first getting permission from the host country and that wealthy nations should donate vaccinations to poorer countries to stop new variants of COVID-19 from developing.

Meanwhile, federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed Australia has ordered 25 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to be distributed from the end of this year into next year to bolster Australia’s vaccination program.

Today on Please Explain, health reporter Mary Ward joins Nathanael Cooper to bring us up to date on the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines.

Our supporters power our newsrooms and are critical for the sustainability of news coverage.

Becoming a subscriber also gets you exclusive behind-the-scenes content and invitations to special events. Click on the links to subscribe to The Sydney Morning Herald or The Age.

Most Viewed in National

Source: Read Full Article