Coronavirus: What needs to be done globally?
In the face of the devastating covid-19 outbreak, governments are often powerless, especially due to the lack, at least for now, of vaccine or effective medicine. In addition, nearly half of those infected are asymptomatic, making it even more difficult to put in place mitigation measures.
Fortunately, such a health threat is rare. However, it does highlight the need for global policies to guide states and coordinate a response that is not only national or regional, but truly global. The World Health Organization, which has an essential role to play, has however been very discreet. In an article published in the Lancet, Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health, UNIGE Faculty of Medicine, calls for strong and visible global health governance.March 18, 2020