World Leaders Failed To Heed Warnings About Pandemic Potential, GPMB Annual Report Says; Trinity Challenge Partnership Aims To Prevent Future Pandemics

Financial Times: Trinity Challenge aims to protect the world against future pandemics
“A new partnership between universities, foundations, and leading technology and health companies aims to protect the world from future pandemics, by harnessing the power of data and analytics. The Trinity Challenge, to be launched on Monday, is led by Sally Davies, who was chief medical officer for England until last October and is now master of Trinity College Cambridge…” (Cookson, 9/13).

Reuters: Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings
“A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed ‘a world at risk’ to a ‘world in disorder,’ according to a report on international epidemic preparedness. ‘Financial and political investments in preparedness have been insufficient, and we are all paying the price,’ said the report by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB)…” (Kelland, 9/14).

Additional coverage of the Trinity Challenge and the GPMB report is available from The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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