COVID-19 will not be last pandemic: WHO | News | DW | 26.12.2020

“For too long, the world has operated on a cycle of panic and neglect … We throw money at an outbreak, and when it’s over, we forget about it and do nothing to prevent the next one,” Tedros said, adding that current mechanisms are “dangerously short-sighted, and frankly difficult to understand.”

He also said the pandemic has “highlighted the intimate link between the health of humans, animals and planet,” and warned that climate change is making earth less habitable.

“Any efforts to improve human health are doomed” without fighting climate change, Tedros emphasized.

A few months before the coronavirus broke out, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board published its first annual report on world readiness for health emergencies and said that the world was not equipped for potentially devastating pandemics.

Source: COVID-19 will not be last pandemic: WHO | News | DW | 26.12.2020