Forbes | January 20, 2021
Others had similar opinions. “This Panel report could have been copied and pasted from the Independent Panel after the West African Ebola epidemic. Will we now learn that we need to continually invest in prevention and preparedness?” asked Ngozi Erondu, a Senior Scholar with the O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University. She explained that there were over 40 “post mortems” after the 2014 -16 West Africa Ebola epidemic, with critical recommendations that included strengthening the global pandemic alert system, as well as strengthening WHO. “If some of these recommendations had been acted upon, there could have been very different outcomes during this Covid-19 pandemic,” she added.