Global Coronavirus Response Hindered By Politics, Helen Clark Says In Bloomberg Interview

Bloomberg: WHO, Nations’ Covid Response Hampered by Politics, Reviewer Says
“The World Health Organization needs greater freedom from politics when it recommends measures to fight global health crises, according to one of the leaders of an independent panel evaluating the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Concerns about reactions to recommendations like potentially trade-disrupting border closures may undermine the global health agency’s ability to fight new health threats, said Helen Clark, both a former prime minister of New Zealand and administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, in an interview…” (Gale, 11/3).

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