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Covid-19 fed off ‘panic and neglect’, says WHO-backed body that warned of possible pandemic

An international body set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank in 2018 to monitor readiness for public health emergencies has called for sweeping reforms to address failures it says led to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.In its “A World in Disorder” report released on Monday, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board said Covid-19 “revealed a collective failure to take pandemic prevention, preparedness and response seriously”.The independent group said in its inaugural report…

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