The Covid-19 pandemic was preventable, an independent review panel has said.
The panel, set up by the World Health Organization, said the combined response of the WHO and global governments was a "toxic cocktail".
To prevent another catastrophic pandemic, the report suggests key reforms:
- A new global threats council should be created with the power to hold countries accountable
- There should be a disease surveillance system to publish information without the approval of countries concerned
- Vaccines must be classed as public goods and there should be a pandemic financing facility
The report itself thinks climate change should be in there somewhere so it is. Page 20 -
The threats to human, animal and environmental health are inextricably linked, and instruments to address them need to include climate change agreements and “30x30” global biodiversity targets.
Lots of other global centralisation waffle too of course, with plenty of scope for widening the international bureaucrat's career. I only skimmed it, but didn't see much specific accountability in there. Maybe I missed it.