The Washington Post   |  October 29, 2021

Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown Law, said he was underwhelmed by the announcement.

“This is a document that says all of the right words and provides no clear pathway for a solution,” Gostin said. The G-20 has had an “extraordinarily bad track record” of providing financing for global health preparedness, Gostin said, and has failed to take an all-of-government approach. This new body, which will not be led by heads of state, also lacks political heft, he said.

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