Thursday, June 17

“The Covid Catastrophe Could Have Been Avoided”: The Findings of the Independent Expert Report on the Role of WHO and Governments During the Pandemic


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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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The WHO, chaired by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, reacted slowly to the first reports of the coronavirus.

When the world registers this month of May more than 3 million deaths and almost 160 million people infected by covid-19, a panel of 13 independent experts, convened at the request of the WHO, determined that the health catastrophe unleashed in early 2020 it could have been avoided.

The pandemic “remains a global disaster. Worse, it was an avoidable disaster.”

This is how forceful the report of the Independent Panel for Preparedness and Response to a pandemic begins that has been examining why covid-19 has become since September last year. a global health and socioeconomic crisis.

The main criticism is taken by the World Health Organization, as well as Europe and the United States, for lose precious time before declaring a health emergency international.


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