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Covid-19 will not be the last pandemic humanity will face, warns UN chief

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#COVID19 will not be the last pandemic humanity will face. As we respond to this health crisis, we need to prepare for the next one.

On this International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, let’s give this issue the focus, attention and investment it deserves. The first-ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was marked on December 27 last year after the UN and the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on the need to advocate the need for preparedness for and prevention of epidemics.

During a press briefing last week, the Director-General of the WHO had warned that blanket COVID-19 vaccine booster programmes could prolong the pandemic and increase inequity, "No country can boost its way out of the pandemic," said WHO chief Tedros

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