Vanity Fair  |  January 17, 2023

According to Lawrence Gostin, director of the WHO Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law, “The South won’t give [the North] what they want unless they get equity, and the North wants to focus on scientific sharing, so that’s a huge impasse that’s almost impossible to bridge.” Another participant called it “the most contentious global South, global North verbal war that I have ever heard before,” adding that there is still “unbelievable disagreement over how the globe becomes better prepared.”

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