Forbes | May 20, 2021Read the Publication
It has been nearly a year since WHO’s World Health Assembly met virtually for the first time and demanded an independent inquiry into the global Covid-19 response. This week, after well over three million deaths and rapidly rising, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) issued a scathing indictment of the world’s systematic failure to adequately respond to Covid-19. Its report recommends bold reforms to end the pandemic, and to prevent the next one. While welcome, these recommendations fall dramatically short of what’s needed to never repeat the unconscionable yet predictable inequities of the current pandemic.