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Sixty seconds on . . . the pandemic treaty

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 17 May 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1124
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

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In March 2021, in response to the covid-19 pandemic, more than 20 world leaders and the director general of the World Health Organization proposed that nations should work towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response.1 The aim was to strengthen resilience to future pandemics and enhance international cooperation. Since then work has continued on drafting an agreement and WHO hopes a legally binding text will be adopted at the World Health Assembly at the …

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