The World Health Organization says that the globe should prepare for the next pandemic now. And unsurprisingly, they need a lot of money to do it.
In an interview with The Straits Times on the sidelines of the 7th World One Health Congress on Friday, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Covid-19 technical lead, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, said that countries need to leverage the trauma of Covid-19 right now to gear up for the next threat. “We have to use that horrible situation to build something better. If we don’t do it now, we won’t do it. We will just go from the next to the next, to the next, and then be surprised and say, why didn’t we use that opportunity?” said Van Kerkhove, an American epidemiologist.
She said that there were “5 C’s” that need to be in place before the next scamdemic happens, and those include financing the mass surveillance of the public. The first of the five C’s is “collaborative surveillance.” They want to know where everyone is and has been at all times.
These are collaborative surveillance to pick up new diseases; emergency coordination such as national action plans for prevention preparedness; access to countermeasures such as fast-track research and development; community protection; and safe and scalable care.
Dr. Van Kerkhove told ST that such efforts also need to be supported by a strong workforce and financing for such programmes. –The Straits Times
The likelihood that ruling classes everywhere are gearing up for another scamdemic that they’ve planned seems very high at this point. There’s even been talk of “Pi“, the next COVID variant that is going to be so much worse than the barely perceptible Omicron mutation.
“We have to ensure that what we are doing for Covid-19, what we are doing for diseases that we know about, fits into the fiscal and political space and the psyche of all of us in terms of the other challenges we are facing, like economic crises, war, and climate change,” she said alluding to the behavioral modifications necessary for people to accept their obvious slavery once the illusion fails.
Van Kerkhove added that WHO is planning for Disease X from different viral families, such as coronaviruses, and arboviruses, which are transmitted by mosquitoes.